Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-24-2014

Advisor

Warren Bostrom, Accounting & Finance

Abstract

This research paper will focus on the current discussion in Washington D.C. regarding the reform of international taxation by the U.S. government. In recent years, multinational companies have been accumulating an ever-increasing amount of undistributed foreign earnings. Critics see this as a loophole to avoid U.S. taxation. Corporations view this as purely a smart business decision since it increases their bottom lines. The primary reason for this trend of not repatriating for foreign earnings is that the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate of 35 percent. Therefore, with fewer foreign earnings making their way back into the U.S., the government doesn’t collect as much potential tax revenue as it could. As a result, the overall U.S. economy suffers.

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