Key Findings In general, large industrialized nations tend to have higher statutory corporate income tax rates than developing countries. The worldwide average statutory corporate income tax rate, measured across 176 jurisdictions, is 24.18 percent. When weighted by GDP, the average statutory rate is 26.30 percent. Europe has the lowest regional average rate, at 20.27 percent
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Introduction Kansas achieved a history of tax reform success throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, as evidenced by the dramatic evolution of Kansas’ code over the state’s 158-year history. The result is the current tax code, constructed primarily upon a relatively balanced three-legged stool of property, sales, and income taxes. While the majority of Kansans
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Planning is very important so that you don’t run out of funds stock.adobe.com As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, the number one question I am asked repeatedly is ‘will I have enough money to last during retirement?’ According to a Consumer Reports’ 2017 nationally representative Financial Security Survey, 46% of baby boomers (individuals born between
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The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice Monday delaying a requirement for reporting partners’ share of partnership capital. Notice 2019-66 provides that the requirement to report partners’ shares of partnership capital on the tax basis method will not be effective for 2019 (for partnership taxable years beginning in calendar 2019) but will be effective starting
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This month a new five-year term for the European Commission began. Now led by President Ursula von der Leyen, the Commission has a broad agenda including several tax policy proposals, many carried over from the previous Commission. These include policies that would change the taxation of large multinationals corporations, and digital services, and target carbon
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Shares of Agilent Technologies gained more than 3% in after-hours trading on Monday after hedge fund investor Bill Ackman revealed he has taken a stake in the lab testing equipment maker. A regulatory filing showed Ackman’s hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital, owns more than 2.9 million Agilent shares, bringing his stake to around $246 million. 
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The wealth tax has been pushed to the forefront of tax policy debates to combat wealth inequality. Presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) both released proposals to tax the rich as part of their 2020 platforms. Senator Warren’s tax plan features a wealth tax rate of 2 percent each year
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Joe Myszka, a partner at DLA Piper, discussed the proposed rules on cloud computing transactions with Tax Notes legal reporter Kristen Parillo. Read the podcast transcript below. This post has been edited for length and clarity. David Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: Regulating the Cloud. Earlier this year, Treasury and the IRS issued
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The days of traditional pensions are coming to an end as companies continue turning to 401(k)s for employee retirement plans. Some members of today’s workforce, mostly Generation X and older, were lucky to be enrolled in blue-chip pension plans before they were no longer offered. However, new pension access has plummeted to 4% of the
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Six months ago, we painted a less-than-favorable picture of the CPA firm succession landscape. To summarize, we said: Fifty percent of firms have no plan. Thirty percent think they have a plan. Twenty percent have a functioning plan. Our growth team thinks it is much worse. There are exceptions, but don’t dismiss our thoughts too
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