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  1. The most important thing that Congress and the administration can do to boost economic growth, lift workers’ wages, create jobs, and make the U.S. economy more competitive globally, is reform our business tax system.
  2. (Background: In 2016, South Dakota adopted a law requiring all businesses with a certain amount of sales in the state to collect sales taxes, regardless of whether the business has a physical presence. The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled today that the law violates prior U.S. Supreme Court precedent, setting up an appeal. South Dakota […]
  3. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia levy a statewide sales tax. State rates vary widely among states, from 2.9 percent in Colorado to 7.25 percent in California. This does not take into account the local sales tax rates that are levied in thirty-eight states, which can significantly change the combined rate for consumers. Hawaii […]
  4. Rothification is the compulsory conversion of some or all traditional defined-contribution plans to Roth-like plans. While that definition can seem like a mouthful, it may soon be important to understand the concept and what it means for tax reform. Rumor has it that policymakers are considering using Rothification to raise revenue as part of a […]
  5. Over the next few weeks, Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to overhaul the U.S. federal tax code. But before the public has even seen the text of a bill, a debate has emerged about the terminology that should be used to describe the endeavor. Republicans typically use the phrase “tax reform” to describe their […]

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