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House GOP plan will boost tax revenue and satisfy businesses

House GOP plan will boost tax revenue and satisfy businesses”

"The Finance Committee will not be bound by any previous tax reform proposal or framework when we start putting our bill together".

As an example, the president pointed to China's headline corporate tax rate.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress would have a hard time slashing the corporate tax rate to below 26 percent, even if they eliminated almost every business tax preference, according to a study released on Wednesday.

"I am addressing it to everybody on the committee, because we got a wide-ranging committee with a lot of different viewpoints and I don't want the committee stifled", Hatch told reporters later. Is it fair that so many people have little "skin in the game?"

"I think the wealthy will be pretty much where they are".

White House officials and conservatives in Congress, including Senator Ted Cruz, have called for deficit-funded tax cuts as a way to spur economic growth.

While many politicians want to lower the corporate tax rate, few have proposed revenue offsets. This has had the tax reform process tied up in knots ever since the heyday of the destination-based cash flow tax. This limit should be an important part of any plan for business tax reform.

Because his company focuses on manufacturing, not the tax code, he has to pay an accounting firm $30,000 to keep everything straight.

Manchin said Trump had indicated he would prefer a cut to corporate net income tax to 15 percent, which Manchin said he felt was too low. These cuts will fuel savings and consumer spending, both items needed to grow the economy. They can afford it. GOP leaders made that "revenue neutral" promise in a campaign manifesto past year and many times since. The territorial system used by a majority of our worldwide counterparts limits the tax liability faced by a company to the jurisdiction in which the income was earned.

Impose a national one (1) percent economic transaction tax on all economic activity so that everyone has "skin in the game". In 2012 alone, US companies shifted over $280 billion in profits to low tax countries, which is more than all large corporations paid in USA taxes that year combined.

From the budget perspective, a 50 percent limit on interest deductions for businesses would also make sense.

But key details remain undecided, including what to do with local and state tax deductions. Suggested increases: one percent.

In adhering closely to the goals of making our tax system more conducive to capital investment, better suited to job growth, and less costly for taxpayers, lawmakers have an opportunity to make a real difference for our nation's economic future.

Can President Trump's house Democrats, Cohn and Mnuchin come up with tax reform that benefits the country instead of their buddies at their old company, Goldman Sachs? "And so that's what we're going to give a shot", he said.

Raoul Lowery-Contreras is the author of "The Armenian Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" (Berkeley Press, 2017) and "The Mexican Border: Immigration, War and a Trillion Dollars in Trade" (Floricanto Press, 2016); he formerly wrote for The New York Times' New America News Service.



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