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Tax Foundation University, Week 5: Putting It All Together (Federal & Global Tax Proposals)
The fifth and final session of Tax Foundation University will be dedicated to audience feedback and questions from the first four weeks.
Topics could include upcoming and recent legislation related to COVID-19 recovery or energy policy, Tax Foundation’s Options Guide, or other concepts that attendees express interest in throughout the prior month.
Areas of Focus:
1. COVID-19-Related Tax Relief
2. Energy Tax Policy
3. Onshoring and Supply Chain Incentives
4. Workforce Training Incentives
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Tax Foundation University, Week 4: Applications for Tax Policy in 2021 and Beyond
In the fourth session, we will feature the second edition of our popular guide, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code, which analyzes more than 70 discreet tax policy changes, encompassing both the individual and business tax codes.
The Options Guide will be used as a teaching tool to discuss the unique trade-offs among revenue, economic growth, and the distribution of the tax burden inherent in all tax policy changes.
Using the Options Guide, this session will review tax policy issues facing the 117th Congress and long-term tax policy considerations and discuss the range of options available to policymakers.
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Tax Foundation University, Week 3: Corporate & International Taxes
In the third session, we will explore how corporations pay taxes through the corporate income and international tax code, the impacts of the current system, and changes that some policymakers have suggested.
The 2017 tax law reduced the corporate income tax rate, changed the corporate tax base, and reformed the way foreign profits of U.S. multinationals are taxed. Many major business-related provisions of the 2017 tax law are scheduled to change in the coming years, and the Biden administration has proposed increasing the corporate income tax rate, changing international taxes, and instituting a corporate alternative minimum tax.
This session will provide an overview of the corporate and international tax landscape and discuss the implications of scheduled and potential changes.
Tax Foundation University, Week 2: Individual Income Taxes
In the second session, we will cover the key parts of the individual tax code that contain elements of income taxes and consumption taxes, and apply to a growing share of businesses, colloquially known as “pass throughs.”
Our experts will also discuss work and child-related tax benefits, which have led to a growing share of households that receive net benefits through the individual income tax, and several individual income tax elements that are scheduled to expire in the coming years.
Finally, you will learn about progressivity in our current income tax system and some of the proposals the Biden administration has put forward to change the way income is taxed.
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Tax Foundation University, Week 1: How to Think About Tax Policy
In the first of five sessions, we’ll explain how to view the economy, the role that taxes play in the economy, and the various measures economists use to talk about the impact of taxes, including growth, wages, and employment.
Our experts will explain how the various tax cuts have different impacts on the U.S. economy and how specific tax changes grow or shrink GDP by changing incentives to work and invest.
This session will also introduce you to the Tax Foundation’s General Equilibrium Model, used to estimate the economic, revenue, and distributional effects of tax policy changes, as well as the other major tax models in use today.
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State Boot Camp, Week 6: Tax Policy and the Economic Recovery
State revenues have not taken as much of a hit as was once feared, but state lawmakers still face the difficult task of balancing responses to reduced revenues with efforts to help facilitate the economic recovery.
In this final session, we will review the latest revenue data, survey state responses to the Great Recession and prior economic downturns, explore the state tax implications of federal relief packages, and outline states’ options.
Drawing upon earlier discussions, we will close out the legislative boot camp with a timely discussion of tax policy choices, on issues ranging from UI tax adjustments to tax conformity measures to the advantages and disadvantages of different revenue-raising options.
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