President Obama and leaders in Congress are considering cuts to the U.S. corporate tax rate, which is now higher than the rates of all of our trading partners. Tax scholar Jack Mintz played a leading role in Canada’s drive to reduce its federal corporate tax rate to just 15 percent. Dr. Mintz will discuss the Canadian reforms and present new estimates of corporate effective tax rates for 80 nations. Top U.S. tax expert Kevin Hassett will comment on Mintz’s findings and discuss prospects for corporate tax reforms in the United States.
Featuring Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
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