Michigan Ranked a Top State for Business Tax Climate
Michigan Ranked a Top State for Business Tax Climate Thursday, November 7, 2019 Michigan has once again ranked among the top states for doing business, this time coming in 12th in the Tax Foundation’s 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index Up five spots from last year, Michigan is one of only two states in the Midwest to be in the top half of the rankings. Combined with a cost of living that is 10 percent below the national average, Michigan has repeatedly earned…
How Does New Jersey’s Business Tax Climate Rank?
New Jersey topped New York in a recent ranking of business friendliness performed by the Tax Foundation. However, the Empire State was the only one that New Jersey, coming in at 49th in the country, beat out. The State Business Tax Climate Index examines 118 different variables in the five areas of taxation (major business taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and property…
Iowa finishes among 10 worst tax climates in new index
Iowa finished near the bottom in the Tax Foundation's latest State Business Tax Climate Index , an annual measure of how well states structure their tax systems.
Florida ranks near top of business tax climate rankings
State officials in Florida have something to crow about: the Sunshine State ranks among the Tax Foundation's Top 10 states for business tax climate.
Dispelling the Myth: Why State Tax Breaks for Businesses Do Not Spur Economic Growth
A decline in the corporate tax rate enforced through state policy is found by a new study to be immaterial to investment decisions for businesses and therefore a non-factor for spurring economic growth within a
Best of the West: Western states have friendliest business tax climates; Outdoor recreation...
The Western Governors' Association keeps you updated on news of the West. Here are the western stories for the week starting Oct. 1, 2018, that you don't want to miss. Image: Portland, Oregon
Ellen Shemitz: Why Connecticut’s business climate is about more than corporate taxes
Take the oft-repeated claim that Connecticut should give big business tax breaks to remedy an allegedly “bad business environment.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, “indirect costs of poor health including absenteeism, disability, or reduced work output may be several times higher than direct medical costs.” [...] the conflicting measures of business taxation cited by detractors reach widely divergent conclusions, ranging from the Council on…
Risky business tax breaks cost state $100 million per year
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Tax Foundation Ranks Vermont’s Business Climate as 45th out of 50.
Posted by Rob Roper The Tax Foundation is out with the 2014 edition of its annual publication “Facts & Figures” comparing states on various tax-related statistics. Once again, Vermont’s business climate is dismal. We rank 45th out of 50 (50 being the worst and 1 being the best.) The overall ranking is comprised of scores…
Here's why Nevada voters may eagerly support a 2 percent business tax next year
No state business tax means you should be getting better prices here than in other states, right? Just the opposite is happening, and some political activists say it’s time for large companies to pay more to do business in Nevada.
50-State Guide to Business Income Tax
Information on small business income tax in every state.
Malibu Business Among Top Tax Dodgers In State
Collectively these deadbeats owe the state more than $455 million in sales taxes.
How does North Carolina’s Tax Climate Compare Nationally?
This week, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation released its annual “Facts & Figures 2017: How Does Your State Compare?” report, which outlines each of the 50 states’ tax climates. The report compares every state’s overall tax climate, corporate and income taxes, state-local tax burdens and state revenue, among other tax measures. Prior to North Carolina’s overhaul of the state’s archaic tax…Read More
How tax cuts for business showed up — quietly — in state budget as homeowner taxes increased
A big tax cut for manufacturing businesses was passed by the Legislature with little public notice after a last-minute demand from Republicans during budget talks to avoid a government shutdown.
10 Most Overlooked Small-Business Tax Deductions
Whether you prepare your own tax returns or have an accountant do it, keep your eyes peeled for these 10 frequently missed tax deductions.
The Nation's Top States for Tax Climate Includes Utah
Utah earned a top-10 spot on The Tax Foundation’s 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index, a report that enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare.
Some state businesses lead way on low carbon
In our small corner of the world, we continue to discuss climate change and the role each of us can play in reducing our emissions. Recently, the debate around climate change and the need for international cooperation in reducing carbon dioxide emissions took center stage when 195 countries agreed to address this issue together.
Policy Points: How Business Can Address Climate Change, Minimum Wage and Taxes
A sustainable economy will depend on business policies that will advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that can do that.
State delays implementation of new online sales tax rules
The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, Colorado Chamber of Commerce and others are asking the Department of Revenue to postpone implementation of new online sales tax rules until July 1.
Businesses given grace period to comply with new state sales tax collection rules
Local businesses that ship throughout Colorado will have a few more months to comply with a change in sales tax regulations that retailers fear will be a costly blow.