Taxes

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina voters will face no photo ID requirement, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to address an Appeals Court ruling that struck down the state’s 2013 election law. Rick Henderson analyzes the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    More attempts to swat the BAT away

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports on concerns linked to one controversial tax proposal on Capitol Hill. Business owners touted the benefits of tax reform, saying that it would spur investment, create jobs, and grow the American economy. But some criticized the proposed border-adjustment tax included…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2017
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    North Carolina reforms extolled

    “North Carolina provides us a clear example of the constructive effects of pro-growth tax reform and budget prioritization,” Congress learned last week. As Congress considers how to reform the federal tax code, Jonathan Williams, the chief economist and vice president of the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council…
    Joseph Coletti, May 24, 2017
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    Taxation By Citation

    With Americans now paying close attention to property tax rates and tax hikes, have we become a ‘citation nation’? Writing at City Journal, Jarrett Dieterle cites example after example of cities that are relying more on tickets, fines and fees to finance government. Although Dieterle doesn’t tag the practice…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
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    JLF’s Roy Cordato Cited In American Institute For Economic Research

    In his piece on the corporate income tax, Sheldon Richman cites work by JLF’s Roy Cordato. Here’s a sample: The corporate tax has another serious problem: it constitutes double and even triple taxation, which hardly seems fair. Cordato notes that corporation employees and consumers, who pay individual income taxes, have…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
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    N.C. Senate Tax Cut Plan: Percentage Reductions in Taxes

    This week, House lawmakers continue their budget work in earnest, now that their colleagues in the N.C. Senate have passed a General Fund budget plan. A key issue for both chambers is deciding on a tax cut/tax reform component that results in working North Carolinians keeping more of what they…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
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    Kudlow still confident in tax, health care reform

    Lawrence Kudlow explains in a Real Clear Politics column why he believes the latest White House controversies will not block federal tax and health care reform. [W]hile there’s never 100 percent probability in forecasting political risk, it seems the likelihood of health care reform by the summer and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2017
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    Keeping More Of Your Money: What the Senate’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Cut Means To You

    The N.C. Senate budget plan includes a $1 billion tax cut over the biennium. JLF’s Joe Coletti details the changes here. Take a quick look and then read the whole piece. It includes lots more great information about the Senate’s restrained spending plan. Personal Income Tax Reduces the personal…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2017