State of California Archives: on Corporations


Ro Khanna: Flexibility on R&D taxes & startup businesses

Source: 2016 California House campaign website RoKhanna.com Nov 8, 2016

Ro Khanna: Close loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes

Q: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?

A: Yes. Today, many corporations are incentivized to move profits and facilities offshore. That has to change. We should actively encourage companies to locate here in the U.S. and create a tax structure that rewards them for investing and creating jobs here in America. At the same time, we should close corporate tax loopholes that allow massive Fortune 500 companies to avoid paying taxes at all.

Source: Vote-Smart 2016 California Political Courage Test Nov 8, 2016

Neel Kashkari: Corporate rate complexity encourages investment abroad

Reforming the corporate tax code: Several Republicans and Democrats have identified corporate tax reform as a near-term priority that could help jump-start our economy. Some work is already underway in Washington. The United States has one of the highest statutory corporate rates in the world, although the rates that businesses ultimately pay are much lower because some companies, especially large ones, are able to exploit loopholes and deductions. This complexity encourages investment abroad while unfairly benefitting some companies over others, leading to the misallocation of capital. An agreement that reduces statutory corporate tax rates in exchange for eliminating deductions and simplifying the code should be possible.
Source: Kashkari Washington Post OpEd: 2014 California governor race Jun 1, 2012

Carly Fiorina: Focus on supporting small family-owned businesses

Carly began her career as a receptionist at a small business and worked her way up the corporate ladder to become the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company. Over the course of her decades of experience, she witnessed first hand the economic engines that are small businesses.

Given these tough times, our top priorities should be economic growth and job creation. That means focusing our efforts on supporting the small businesses, family-owned businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs that employ more than 50% of Americans and create 2/3 of our nation's new jobs.

Carly recognizes the importance of increasing access to capital so that small businesses have the resources they need to succeed, reducing the cost of doing business so that home-grown entrepreneurs have the opportunity to thrive, and eliminating barriers to job creation to put Americans back to work.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, carlyforcalifornia.com Dec 25, 2009

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