Given the tax code’s complexity and the divisive political environment, lawmakers should focus on provisions that spur investments in innovation, productivity, and competitiveness.
Publications: Joe Kennedy
February 6, 2017
Reforming the U.S. corporate tax system could provide a major boost to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness, but progress continues to stall due in large part to small-business advocates who claim that corporate-only reform is unfair and economically harmful, writes Joe Kennedy in In Business.
November 26, 2016
The incoming Trump administration and many in Congress on both sides of the aisle have championed corporate tax reform to, among other steps, lower the effective corporate rate. But the small business lobby has pressured Congress to link corporate tax reform to a reduction in top rates on individual income, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
November 11, 2016
Support for corporate tax reform is being held up in part by small business advocates who want special treatment, writes Joe Kennedy in the Triangle Business Journal.
November 7, 2016
Corporate tax reform, especially reducing the effective rates on investment and research and addressing taxation of foreign-source income, is too important to be held up by any one special interest group.
September 23, 2016
The federal government needs to aggressively fight this revenue grab and insist on compliance with existing tax treaties and transfer-price regulations, writes Joe Kennedy in Entrepreneur.
September 22, 2016
While the corporate tax code is indeed broken, the truth is large companies aren't villains; they are key drivers of U.S. economic growth, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
September 19, 2016
Comprehensive tax reform done the right way could simultaneously improve America’s fiscal debt, its trade debt, and its investment debt—but it won’t happen without a determined push by the next president.
September 2, 2016
College diplomas represent institutional brands, not objective or quantifiable measures of academic achievement, writes Joe Kennedy in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
August 1, 2016
Creating alternatives to traditional degrees would let students pursue their best options for learning and apply competitive pressure on colleges and universities to improve quality and reduce the costs of education.