Would you advocate raising the ceiling so that only the largest corporations, as measured by assets, are taxed?

Would you advocate raising the ceiling so that only the largest corporations, as measured by assets, are taxed?

Topic: Raising Taxes

Look for information dealing with corporate income taxes on this site or in extra research you conduct. There has been serious debate in the past about eliminating the corporate income tax due to its high compliance costs relative to the amount of revenue raised by the tax. Concerns have also been raised regarding the double taxation of dividends. Because dividends are paid with after-tax dollars, eliminating the corporate income tax would eliminate the double taxation. Citing data contained on this page or through research that you have conducted, discuss the merits of reducing or eliminating corporate income taxation.

Discussion Questions

  1. Would you advocate raising the ceiling so that only the largest corporations, as measured by assets, are taxed? Explain.
  2. Identify strategies that companies use to minimize taxes they pay.