In mid-May, the Biden Administration officially threw its support behind a minimum global corporate income tax rate of at least 15%. The US proposal would be limited to the world’s 100 largest companies – those with revenues of over $20 billion. The proposal would not depend on the company’s nationality (the US has made clear
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During his seven-year tenure with the Senate Finance Committee, Ed served as a lead tax counsel on the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, the FSC Repeal and Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act of 2000, and the Tax Relief Act of 2001.
Outlook for Tax Legislation
Vice President Biden campaigned on a number of tax proposals:
- Raise the corporate rate from 21% to 28% “on day one”
- Increase the Global Intangible Low Taxed Income rate from 10.5% to 21%
- Create a new corporate alternative minimum rate of 15% on financial statement income over $100 million
- Increase the top individual rate and
Framework for Tax Reform
This morning, the Unified Framework on Tax Reform was released by Republican members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and the Trump Administration. Some high level summaries and observations follow.
- Doubles the standard deduction to $24,000 for a married couple filing jointly and $12,000 for a single individual, thus
FY17 Reconciliation Instructions Expire September 30.
Procedural questions over when a budget resolution’s reconciliation instructions become stale have swirled for years. There were three options:
- the end of a fiscal year;
- until the next budget resolution overtakes it (and next budget resolution could certainly affirmatively preserve it); or
- the end of a Congress.
The huge news out of the Senate today …
Trump Tax Reform Proposal
On April 26, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn introduced the Trump Administration’s tax reform proposal (the “Trump Proposal”) in a briefing. The proposal appears to borrow heavily from the tax reform plan put out by Mr. Trump during his presidential campaign with the significant exception that this reform…