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No, corporations should pay a 35% tax rate just like the average American taxpayer and heavily penalized if they don't
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Learn more about Corporate Income Tax
Currently, federal corporate income tax rates vary from 15% to 35%. Due to loopholes and offshore headquarters, many company pay significantly less with several major corporations paying no taxes at all. Some economists argue that the tax should be abolished in place of higher taxes on certain high earning individuals and stock market transactions. See recent corporate income tax news
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Taxes are a necessary evil but corporations should pay a percentage of profits with strict guidelines on what they can claim as business expenses. Corporations should be provided with incentives to reduce their Taxes by developing programs they can support or by making donations to an approved list. The biggest problem here is still government waste. Government is the real monetary problem not the corporations. 11mons ago from a Republican in Somerville, MA.
Corporate income tax is ludicrous. It only passes the money burden onto other people (customers and retirement plans mainly) and adds a layer of complexity and cost that is highly inefficient. It also hurts our ability to compete globally. Corporate income tax is a bait and switch tax that hurts everyone and only helps corporate lawyers. 11mons ago from a Republican in Wichita, KS.
Better to allow a one time limited incentive to repatriate capital parked overseas. Incentive can include must invest in US. BTW, combine this with opening up US based oil and gas (including offshore) and the resulting energy independence will have the effect of rocketing the US to untold economic success and geopolitical power. 11mons ago from a Republican in Santa Clara, CA.
We have a spend problem not a tax problem. But then too, if a company is moving their operations off-shore to avoid taxes then that should be penalized. If moved for cheaper manufacturing cost reasons then penalize that too. We should encourage domestic manufacturing and reasonable taxation. 11mons ago from a Republican in Denver, CO.
Abolish the income tax & the IRS and adopt a consumption tax w/Constitutional maximum limits that cannot be changed along with balanced budget amendment. Tax consumption--not production. 11mons ago from a Republican in Midland, TX.
Abolish the I.R.S and implament the Fair Tax. 11mons ago from a Republican in Chicago, IL.
Of course, but for those who are afraid a person may benefit unfairly by living as a corporation, keep the corporate tax and keep it at less than 10%. This does result in double taxation, but not at the unreasonable rates of today. 11mons ago from a Republican in Kennedale, TX.
Adjust to the financial success of each business. Do not lean toward helping either big or small business, since each does give people jobs, and each may perform needed things. 11mons ago from a Republican in Marion, MA.
Govt has set up taxes to curry the favor of big contributors. Corporations should pay a fair tax on earnings, but that would require loopholes to be closed and it's to simplify the rules so everyone understood. Will never happen as govt is largest employer. The more inefficient it is, the more people needed to work for them & the more people beholden on being inefficient. 11mons ago from a Republican in Carmel, IN.
Yes, let all corporations operate with zero tax liability, but require that their product or service diminish in price an equivalent of the tax so that they are not just pocketing the tax as more profit and the end consumer will see a benefit. 11mons ago from a Republican in Butler, PA.
Flat tax with no deductions would be great! OR reduce for corporations who keep the jobs here!. 12mons ago from a Republican in Saint Louis, MO.
Publicly traded corporations should pay no income tax as long as top to bottom pay is within a limited ratio and 75% of all profits are paid out in dividend to share holders. 12mons ago from a Republican in Katy, TX.
We need to be competitive internationally so we need lower taxes, but we also need to curb the obscene compensation packages for officers of corporations who for the most part are glorified managers "stealing " from the public company coffers. 12mons ago from a Republican in New Britain, CT.
Yes, to zero because corporate taxes are merely a smokescreen to hide the truth that in the end the government is taxing the individuals who own stock. 12mons ago from a Republican in Valdosta, GA.
No, but give tax breaks for hiring exclusively American citizens. 12mons ago from a Republican in Hellertown, PA.
Only for companies that do not outsource their operations. 12mons ago from a Republican in Asheville, NC.
Corporate tax rates should be lower - (fyi, the average American income tax rate is no where close to 35% - I earn over $75K per year, my Federal Income Tax rate over the past 10 years has averaged 6% against gross earnings). Every penny taxed to corporations are paid for by the end user, typically the customer/American citizen and is actually paid as a cost at a much higher rate than that actually collected by the government from the corporations. 12mons ago from a Republican in Oshtemo, MI.
No, and get rid of the loopholes, offshore headquarters, etc. If you make money, just like the individual they should pay taxes no matter who they are and from what country. 12mons ago from a Republican in Corpus Christi, TX.
Abolish corporations, our Founding Fathers made them illegal for a reason. 12mons ago from a Republican in Belle Vernon, PA.
No, but the layers of taxation of physical assets should cease. 12mons ago from a Republican in Olivet, MI.
There should be a balance here. They need to pay their share of taxes yet don't over tax them and put them out of business. If they businesses don't make enough money they will either leave the country or hire less employees. Both hurting the economy. 12mons ago from a Republican in Sun Valley, NV.
They should pay the highest bracket, also they should not be aloud to move business offshore and offshore companies that want to sell in our country should be taxed at a level high enough to make it just as desirable to by made in the U.S.A. 12mons ago from a Republican in Campbell, CA.
Yes and ALL taxes should be minimized. Our gov't officials seem to have forgotten that much of the reason for our Revolution was to throw off the yolk of oppressive gov't. 12mons ago from a Republican in Leander, TX.
Allow corporations to bring in money made from outside the US with out taxes if it is used expand and employe more Americans. 12mons ago from a Republican in Simi Valley, CA.
There should be a flat tax system but it should be kept at a reasonable level (10 percent of a workers' income and no more is what we should be working towards. Interestingly, there was a time in our nations' history in which there was no income tax. 12mons ago from a Republican in Cutten, CA.
No, but allow for credits for things like no layoffs, keeping jobs in America, and community charity. 12mons ago from a Republican in Graham, TX.
Yes, a corporation tax of 15% but only for corporations that hire exclusively in the U.S. and eliminate loopholes. 12mons ago from a Republican in Maggie Valley, NC.
Give tax breaks to small & medium businesses rather than big businesses. 12mons ago from a Republican in Florissant, MO.
Abolish US corporate tax--let states do the corporate taxing. 12mons ago from a Republican in Mukilteo, WA.
No matter what, it's an indirect tax that will be passed through to the end user of goods or services. 12mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.
We are in trouble because we raised the cost of doing business in the U.S. to levels above what is cost to do whatever elsewhere. 12mons ago from a Republican in Saluda, NC.
Yes for corps that hire exclusively inthe US and if not pay the 35% and heavily penalize if they dont. 12mons ago from a Republican in Columbus, OH.
Only if the employ within the US, no outsourcing of product or employee, eliminate loopholes and pay a minimum base tax. 12mons ago from a Republican in Levittown, PA.
Yes, if the minimum wage is raised. 1yr ago from a Republican in Hoboken, NJ.
Set a flat rate of 25% for corporate with a penalty for raising prices to cover the loopholes that will be eliminated. 1yr ago from a Republican in Saint Paul, MN.
No, and they need to hold the big corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc. responsible for all their cheating America out of tax money by hiding it offshore. 1yr ago from a Republican in Norwalk, CA.
All corporations doing business within the U.S. should be taxed at the highest personal income tax bracket on all revenue earned from domestic markets less expenses into domestic markets (to include dividends paid to US taxpayers as reported to the IRS by tax ID number). Foreign market transactions should be taxed only by import/export taxes, and dividends to non-US-registered taxpayers should not exempt the earnings from the corporate income tax. For US-registered taxpayers who owe back-taxes, the company should issue the dividend directly to the IRS, and any remainder can be collected back by the individual by filing their annual tax return. The tax should be collected by banks on foreign electronic transactions paid to companies not registered to do business in the United States or persons without US tax ID numbers to prevent tax evasion through e-commerce, and the banks should receive a percentage of the tax collected, and foreign nationals living abroad should be able to register for US tax ID numbers and file annual tax returns in order to be taxed at their income level. 1yr ago from a Republican in Atlanta, GA.
Simplified tier system. Incentives are important but should be transparent and related to corporate productivity in the public sector (as opposed to corporate stockholder benefit). 1yr ago from a Republican in Denver, CO.
Do away with the current income tax system and replace it with a Fair Tax system based on sales. 1yr ago from a Republican in Austin, TX.
Yes, corporate income tax is merely an indirect tax on the consumer. 1yr ago from a Republican in Jacksonville, FL.
No, but all corporations, foreign and domestic should be taxed only on the portion of their income earned from U.S. markets, and exemptions should be available only for dividends to U.S. taxpayers and expenses paid to other U.S.-taxable entities. 1yr ago from a Republican in Atlanta, GA.
The Supreme Court has ruled the Corporations are people when it comes to donating to political campaigns so they should pay taxes like people. Given their incomes the should be paying at the highest levels. 1yr ago from a Republican in Oklahoma City, OK.
Direct taxation was one of the causes which led to the Revolution and the reason it is expressly denied the Federal Government in the first article of the Constitution - - repeal the amendment and dismantle the IRS. 1yr ago from a Republican in Oreana, IL.
Yes, combined with an increase in personal income taxes for high tax brackets. 1yr ago from a Republican in Duncanville, TX.
Yes, but through investment initiatives which must result in technological advancement or job creation. 1yr ago from a Republican in Fort Benning, GA.
Corporations pass on the cost of doing business to their customers, including taxes. To encourage corporations to build and base their businesses in the US is to provide favorable tax rates, but eliminate the loopholes that encourage off shore "investments.". 1yr ago from a Republican in Orange Park, FL.
No, corporations should pay a minimum tax and loopholes should be eliminated that allow some corporations to pay nothing. An AMT for corporations like General Electric that pays close to zero (0%) !!!. 1yr ago from a Republican in Peabody, MA.
Tax deductions should be given to corporations who employ 100% within the America and with no a illegals and additional tax incentives should be given to those who hire Vets, disabled, and single parents. 1yr ago from a Republican in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI.
No, but then again private citizens should not either. Instead we should repeal the federal income tax and replace it with a simple consumption tax that would allow taxpayers to choose for themselves how much they will pay in taxes. 1yr ago from a Republican in Indianola, IA.
Yes, and all income tax rates should be reduced as to reduce the size and scope of the federal government. 1yr ago from a Republican in Tacoma, WA.