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Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress


This report provides an overview of corporate tax issues and discusses potential reforms in the context of these issues, with particular attention to some of the recent research concerning large behavioral responses and their implications for revenue and distribution. The first section reviews the size and history of the corporate income tax, and discusses an important issue that has been given little attention by those who propose deep cuts in the corporate tax: its role in preventing the use of the corporate form as a tax shelter by wealthy business owners. This section also discusses the potential effect of behavioral responses on corporate tax revenues. The second section examines the role of the corporate tax in contributing to a progressive tax system and discusses claims that the burden falls on workers. The third section reviews arguments relating to efficiency and revenue yield, and traditional criticisms of the corporate tax as one that causes important behavioral distortions. One aspect of this discussion is the question of how the tax might be viewed differently in a more global economy. The final section examines options for reform.


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Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: Dec 26,2012  Pages: 55]

Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: Dec 16,2011  Pages: 54]

Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: May 25,2010  Pages: 40]

Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: Apr 06,2010  Pages: 39]

Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: Jul 24,2008  Pages: 45]

Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: Apr 22,2008  Pages: 43]

Corporate Tax Reform: Issues for Congress  [Order No: RL34229  Release Date: Oct 31,2007  Pages: 35]