U.S. Corporate Income Abroad: The Cost of Cash Coming Home

U.S. Corporate Income Abroad: The Cost of Cash Coming Home

By: Jason Farrelly

The United States is the only globally developed nation to tax income earned abroad. However, tax liability is only assessed when a company repatriates the income back to the United States. This creates the incentive to keep capital abroad rather than bring it back to the US to invest here. This note examines the plans proposed by the current presidential candidate front runners to address this issue. 

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