Tag Archive: US

Where taxes hit the most

A new and updated report on Tax Revenues has been published from OECD. Some good news: taxes are decreasing a bit (“driven downward by declining economic activity and tax cuts”), in average; but these good news are not consistent across the world though, and 8 countries in Western Europe are above 40%: Denmark has the …

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US: the crossroad nation

Yes, the 20th century went by with the great expansion of the US as an economic and political super power. What are the perspectives for the 21st century, what its role as we see China and India drive growth?  The US still have an incredible opportunity, and I believe David Brooks picks well when it …

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Smart IT companies pay very low taxes…. a location-based competitive advantage

“Two thousand U.S. companies paid a median effective cash rate of 28.3 percent in federal, state and foreign income taxes in a 2005 study by academics at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. The combined national-local statutory rate is 34.4 percent in France, 30.2 percent in Germany and 39.5 percent in …

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Should European companies look West?

You know, east and west are only relative terms (my west is your east), but these days companies should really look at the new opportunities that technology and an economic crisis is offering them… And it is very true that many Euro companies should challenge their localization, and see where growth awaits them. TechCrunch discusses …

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