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New Study:  Overall Taxation Doesn’t Vary that Much from State to State

New Study: Overall Taxation Doesn’t Vary that Much from State to State

One theme that is consistently repeated in economic development circles is that states with lower taxes tend to be those that do best economically.  It turns out that might not be as hard and fast a fact as it is assumed to be.  The Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy just released a study that […]

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New Study Looks at Links Between Tax Cuts & Economic Growth. . .

New Study Looks at Links Between Tax Cuts & Economic Growth. . .

. . . and finds there aren’t any.  The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (remember now, the House is Republican and the Senate Democratic) recently released an extensive study examining the link between tax cuts and economic growth.  Here’s what they found: Throughout the late-1940s and 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was typically above 90%; […]

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Economic Growth: Do State Taxes Matter?

Economic Growth: Do State Taxes Matter?

That question was the focus of some recent research by the Martin Institute of Prosperity at U of T.  Their conclusions? The overwhelming result was that we could find no connection at all between a state’s investment tax burdens and a state’s economic performance. There was no statistical association between state investment tax rates and […]

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