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U.S. Businesses Find Welcome Surprises in Tax Bill

Last-minute changes to the tax-overhaul bill dropped key provisions that most worried companies while raising other costs slightly
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 17:46

The final tax bill offers much of what large companies hoped to gain from the Republican overhaul: the billboard corporate rate was knocked down, cuts were accelerated and key credits were preserved.

20% vs. 22%: The Tension Over Two Points in the Corporate Tax Rate

President Trump has raised possibility of increase, which amounts to about $200 billion over a decade
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:52

Two percentage points are generating a big tussle in the debate over the right corporate tax rate.

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, the prospect lingers that they could push the new corporate tax rate to 22%.

Companies Push to Repeal AMT After Senate’s Last-Minute Move to Keep It Alive

Business lobbyists say keeping corporate alternative minimum tax would undercut several goals of legislation
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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 20:01

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

For Multinationals, the Tax Bill’s Good Likely Outweighs the Bad

Beyond a new corporate tax rate, the House and Senate versions have major repercussions for U.S. companies with overseas operations
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Friday, December 1, 2017 - 05:30

Multinational corporations have a lot to like in both the House and Senate tax-overhaul proposals. Depending on a company’s structure and operations, there could be a lot to worry about as well.

How Do America’s CEOs Feel About the Tax Plans? They’re Watching the Details

Business leaders say corporate-tax rate cut wouldn’t change investment plans, but many are watching key provisions
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 19:45

WASHINGTON—While lawmakers in the House and Senate craft dueling versions of tax-overhaul legislation, battling over corporate tax rates and rules for overseas income, corporate chiefs at a gathering across town are sweating some of the smaller stuff.

Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax Revamp

Companies and trade groups turn their tax wish-lists into talking points as federal tax overhaul looms
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Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 20:19

OMAHA, Neb.—In the parking lot outside Elliott Equipment Co.’s manufacturing plant here last month, more than a hundred employees gathered in front of a banner-bedecked truck, its raised boom flying an American flag 30 feet overhead, to hear from the company’s chief executive and the local congressman.

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