Politicians like to use tax incentives, but are they effective?
This week Amazon said it wouldn’t pursue a new headquarters in New York City and GE announced it’s dramatically downsizing its planned move to Boston. GE will now rent office space there, instead of building a 12-story office tower. It will also repay $87 million in incentives it received to make the move. As cities and […]
As Amazon considers locations for its second headquarters, incentives are on the table.
Republicans on their way to the first big victory of the Trump administration keep talking about how many winners there are under their negotiated tax bill. But the likely losers? Commuters, who have their parking, transit or bicycling subsidized by their companies. The new tax plan eliminates the incentive for private employers to continue offering […]