Taxes (page 8)

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    Taxing Businesses: Where does NC rank?

    Imagine being a business owner and trying to decide where to move or expand your business. State regulations, infrastructure, workforce, geography and many more factors will all weigh in your decision – including taxes. Corporate taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, unemployment taxes will all have an impact, and each one…
    Brian Balfour, May 5, 2021
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    Biden relying on Paul’s vote after robbing Peter

    Bruce Yandle writes at the Washington Examiner about President Biden’s wealth redistribution schemes. On reviewing elements of President Joe Biden’s extraordinarily extensive $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, George Bernard Shaw’s famous quote stuck in my mind: “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online about legislation that would ease health care red tape and boost health care access. A new CJ Opinion explains how “sticky” tax policy could be good for North Carolina. Erin Wilcox’s CJ Opinion highlights a Nags Head property-rights case heading…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2021
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    National Review calls Biden capital-gains tax hike vindictive

    Editors at National Review Online tackle the president’s misguided approach to capital-gains taxes. That the Biden administration has enormous confidence in the government’s ability to invest wisely is no secret, however ill-founded that confidence may turn out to be. So there is a certain perverse logic to its…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2021
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    Targeted tax incentives still represent bad policy

    Over the weekend, a reporter asked me to comment on Senate Bill 493. It’s the latest effort to tweak North Carolina’s Job Development Investment Grant, the state’s primary targeted tax incentive program. I’m not sure how much of my response will end up in the final story. You’ll see…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a sports betting bill in the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains how tax policy affects migration between states.
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2021
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    What is in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    The current version of Senate Bill 717 would add a Taxpayer Bill of Rights to the state constitution and provide two conforming amendments to carry it out. You can compare it to Colorado’s Taxpayer’s (possessive) Bill of Rights, past attempts to protect taxpayers in North Carolina, and some of…
    Joseph Coletti, April 21, 2021
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    Global minimum tax would cause much more harm than good

    Tom Spencer writes at National Review Online about a particularly bad tax idea: the global minimum tax. Over the past 30 years, corporate-tax rates have fallen across the developed world. Advanced economies have woken up to the fact that lower marginal rates encourage entrepreneurship and attract foreign direct…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2021