Business Tax VOX

  • Ryan's rewrite of the tax code

    House Speaker Paul Ryan unveils a proposed rewrite of the tax code that includes major tax cuts for businesses and many individuals.

  • Is a salt tax in our future?

    A recent FDA proposal admonishes the amount of sodium in American diets and proposes targets for reduced levels of sodium. As governments in the US and around the world discuss the possibility of a corrective tax on sugar, will salt be added to the discussion?

  • Could a tax break encourage exercise?

    The proposed PHIT Act could result in a tax break on sporting equipment. Will a tax incentive encourage getting fit or act as a tax break for the wealthy?

  • Do high state taxes drive away millionaires? Not really

    A new study shows that millionaires hardly ever move from one state to another for any reason, and when they do there is little evidence that their choice is driven by taxes.

  • What happens to taxes and transfers when states raise the minimum wage?

    In November, voters will consider ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage in eight states, following the decision by the California legislature to phase in its own version. We used the Urban Institute’s Net Income Change Calculator (NICC) to get a sense of how these wage changes would affect the bottom line for a sample family.

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