2008

ITEP's Public Comments to the Governor's 21st Century Tax Reform Commission

We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on ways to improve Minnesota’s business climate. Historically, Minnesota has ranked above the national average in terms of many economic and social indicators. These public services are what foster economic development and what...

Latest IRS Data Reveal Fundamental Mismatches in the States

Data released late last week by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicate that 10 states have greater concentrations of reported income among their very wealthiest residents than the country as a whole. Unfortunately, the tax systems in those ten states...

Fair and Sustainable Tax Reform: Options for Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers are in what appears to be an enviable position. At a time when legislators in many other states face daunting budget shortfalls, Louisiana enjoys a projected short-term budget surplus for the upcoming fiscal year.But Louisiana’s tax system remains...

Building a Better Tax Cut: An Alternative to SB 87

On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, the House Ways and Means Committee approved SB 87, a measure originally sponsored by Senator Buddy Shaw and now backed by Governor Bobby Jindal. The measure would reduce state income taxes by close to $300...

ITEP Testimony on Combined Reporting, Before the Massachusetts General Court Joint Committee on Revenue

Over the past few months, a strong consensus appears to have developed here in Massachusetts, a consensus that the Commonwealth should put a stop to tax avoidance by large and profitable businesses and adopt a new approach to its corporate...