New Buyback Excise Tax Snares Foreign Investors

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) approved by Congress last week included a new 1 percent stock buyback excise tax on US publicly traded corporations. Many of these companies now spend their excess cash to repurchase stock from their shareholders, rather than pay dividends or invest more in their firms. The new tax will discourage repurchases … Read more

The Inflation Reduction Act Primarily Impacts Top 1 Percent of Taxpayers

In a new analysis, the Tax Policy Center finds the tax provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are highly progressive. Taxes would rise by $6,060 (0.3 percent of after-tax income) in 2023 for households in the top 1 percent—with incomes greater than about $1 million. Households in the top 0.1 percent (those with over … Read more

If the IRS Gets $80 Billion, Will Its Agents Come Gunning for You?

With the near-certain enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Internal Revenue Service is on track to receive an additional $80 billion in funding over the next decade. Now it’s up to the Administration, the IRS, and Congress not to miss this opportunity to bring the nation’s primary tax collector into the 21st century. It … Read more

What You Need To Know About The Manchin-Schumer Climate and Tax Compromise

What You Need To Know About The Manchin-Schumer Compromise After more than a year of often-fraught negotiations, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) says he has agreed to a slimmed down tax, health care, climate, and energy bill. The details of the agreement, which Manchin brokered with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), were closely held until … Read more