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Would companies use repatriated profits to invest?

by Amy Scott Sep 27, 2017
After a one-time tax holiday in 2004 companies used repatriated funds to buy back their own stock or pay dividends to their shareholders.
(L to R) Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President Mike Pence listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower on December 2016 in New York City.
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Why presidents rarely tackle tax reform

by , and Apr 26, 2017
President Trump is set to unveil a tax reform agenda today. One of the centerpieces is expected to be his campaign promise to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent.  But tax cuts and tax reform…

Trump’s tax plan raises economists’ eyebrows

by Marielle Segarra Apr 25, 2017
President Trump is expected to unveil his tax plan tomorrow. It would reportedly lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. Budget analysts predict that would cost the federal government more than $2 trillion in revenue over a decade. But…

What it might mean if Trump succeeds in cutting the business tax rate

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 16, 2017
President Donald Trump reminded Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night that he aims to bring taxes “way down” on businesses, from 35 percent to 15 percent. But a lot of companies don’t pay 35 percent, because they take deductions and…

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers thinks Trump tax reforms would hurt the economy

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Jan 11, 2017
Kai Ryssdal spoke with Harvard professor Lawrence Summers about his latest column for the Washington Post.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Outgoing Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers addresses the Council on Foreign Relations' Symposium on Global Economics November 17, 2010 in New York City. 
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Apple to bring profits back: what's the tax bill?

by Adam Allington Sep 1, 2016
The corporate tax rate is 35 percent - but some doubt Apple will pay that.
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks as she gives a press conference to order Apple to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes, in Brussels on August 30, 2016. The European Union on August 30, 2016, ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal. 

 
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EU orders Apple to pay billions of dollars in back taxes

by Kai Ryssdal and Stephen Beard Aug 30, 2016
Apple got a massive bill for back taxes on Tuesday. The European Commission ordered the tech giant to pay back over $14 billion to Ireland, where Apple has its European headquarters. Apple, and the U.S. government, reacted angrily to the…
People walk past a computer shop selling Apple products in Cork city centre, southern Ireland.
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Pfizer and Allergan agree to $160 billion "inversion"

by Kimberly Adams Nov 23, 2015
The deal would create the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.

The budget as a starting point for tax reform

by David Gura Feb 2, 2015
It will be months before we get detailed plans for tax reform from either party.

The U.S. Treasury takes steps to stop tax inversions

by Noel King Sep 23, 2014
The new rules eliminates some of the financial benefits of heading overseas.
An illuminated Burger King sign is seen on August 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Fast-food chain Burger King plans to buy Canadian chain Tim Hortons in an acquisition that will make it the world's third largest in the fast-food sector. As part of the deal, Burger King will move its headquarters to Canada where the company would benefit from Canada's more favorable tax code.
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