How Proposed Legislation Could Affect Corporate Taxes

Aspinwall, Kaitlin (2016) How Proposed Legislation Could Affect Corporate Taxes. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Tonya Flesher from Accountancy, The University of Mississippi.

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The purpose of this thesis is to explore in detail three tax reform proposals and to determine the effects that each would have on three different industries, manufacturing, service based, and technology. This study looks at the detailed tax reform plans of Congressman Dave Camp, Congressman Devin Nunes, and Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee. In order to determine the effects that each of these plans would have on the three industries, the financial statements of Lockheed Martin, Liberty Mutual, and Facebook are analyzed as representatives of their industries. This analysis revealed the effects that the proposals would have on each. The conclusion from this analysis shows which plan would benefit each company and industry. This thesis also goes into greater detail on heavily debated points within the tax proposals, such as full expensing and the territorial system. Other areas researched within this study are the current lobbying spending of Lockheed Martin, Liberty Mutual, and Facebook with regard to tax policy, the tax reform plans of the 2016 Presidential candidates, and the actual legislative process that each tax reform proposal would have to go through in order to become law.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Aspinwall, Kaitlin
Student's Degree Program(s): B.Accy in Accountancy
Thesis Advisor: Tonya Flesher
Thesis Advisor's Department: Accountancy
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Depositing User: Kaitlin Aspinwall
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 13:29
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 13:29

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