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Another Implication of High Corporate Taxes

16 June, 2014 by Mark O'Brien in Commentary
Companies are “inverting” to avoid taxes. That is, domestic U.S. companies are buying foreign competitors and becoming foreign themselves to avoid paying corporate taxes, which are among the highest in the world at 36%. This process is called inversion and it solves the problem, if ... read more...

Bush Tax Cuts Extended: A Temporary Fix

7 December, 2010 by Ben O'Brien in Commentary
The uncertainty over tax rates, which had been hanging over the market all year, was lifted last night with the announcement that President Obama and Congressional Republicans agreed to extend the “Bush tax cuts” for all income levels for two years. According to the agreement, dividend and ... read more...