Richard Rubin, Wall Street Journal

Richard Rubin

Wall Street Journal

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Richard:

Cross-Border Tax-Rate Gaps to Shrink as Democrats Advance Biden Agenda

Democrats are close to passing significant changes to international corporate taxation, moving toward a system that would make taxes a less important consideration for where companies put investments, profits and headquarters. → Read More

Tax Brackets Will Be Higher in 2022 Due to Faster Inflation, IRS Says

Rising consumer inflation this year is leading to a larger standard deduction, higher tax bracket thresholds for 2022, the IRS said. → Read More

IRS Boosts 401(k) Contribution Annual Cap to $20,500

Workers will be able to set aside an additional $1,000 before taxes in 2022 for their 401K retirement plan. → Read More

Democrats Consider Tax Cuts for Many High Earners in New York, New Jersey and California

With tax rates steady and the $10,000 deduction cap under attack, some residents of New York, New Jersey and California might get lower tax bills than before the 2017 tax cut. → Read More

Biden Turns to Taxes on Corporations, Millionaires to Pay for Agenda

Democrats proposed a pile of tax-increase ideas all year. Only a few survived into the White House framework. → Read More

How the Billionaires Income Tax Would Work

Sen. Ron Wyden releases details of his plan to impose multibillion-dollar tax bills on people such as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. → Read More

Billionaire Tax Faces Likely Constitutional Challenge

The Democrats’ plan to tax billionaires’ unrealized capital gains has a problem: It will likely be challenged in court as unconstitutional. → Read More

Taxing Billionaires to Pay for Biden’s Agenda: What to Know About the Democrats’ Plan

Democrats are racing to finish writing a new tax on the unrealized capital gains of the very wealthy. → Read More

High Inflation Creates Tax Winners and Losers. What Are You?

While take-home pay could climb for many in January, some taxpayers will feel the pinch of tax provisions that don’t change as prices rise. → Read More

Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital

The former president had been hospitalized since Tuesday for a non-Covid-19 infection. → Read More

U.S., European Nations Claim Progress on Path to Removing Digital Taxes

The U.S. and five European countries have reached an agreement on how those countries’ digital-service taxes would be withdrawn as a broader global tax agreement moves forward, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. → Read More

How the tax bill could hit two US companies, one domestic, the other global

Advance Auto Parts Inc. and Agilent Technologies Inc. will see their tax rates increase by a fifth under the sweeping tax bill proposed by congressional Democrats, but for different reasons. → Read More

Some Profitable Companies Would Still Pay No Taxes Under Democrats’ Plan

The proposal would boost taxes on corporations, but it doesn’t touch the main reasons why profitable companies sometimes don’t pay taxes, including credits for activities such as research and development. → Read More

Democratic Tax Plan Would Hit Million-Dollar Households Hardest, Analysis Shows

Average rate for top earners would increase to 37.3% from 30.2%, while low-income households would get tax cuts. → Read More

Democrats Release Details of Proposed Tax Increase

House Democrats are calling for raising the corporate tax rate to 26.5% from 21%, a 3-percentage-point surtax on top earners and a capital-gains tax increase. → Read More

House Democrats Eye 26.5% Corporate Tax Rate

Lawmakers are expected to propose smaller capital-gains tax increase than Biden wants → Read More

House Democrats Push Child Tax Credit Extension, Renewable Energy Breaks

House Democrats proposed extending the expanded child tax credit through 2025 and making permanent its key feature aimed at helping low-income families, as part of a plan to provide tax breaks for families and renewable-energy producers. → Read More

Democrats Float Partnership, Buyback Taxes to Fund $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan

Senators are giving details on two proposals that could generate money for the $3.5 trillion spending bill as support for a major increase in the capital-gains tax wanes. → Read More

Progressives’ Tax-the-Rich Dreams Fade as Democrats Struggle for Votes

Congress is poised to pass a significant tax increase, but some ambitious Biden ideas may not make it over the finish line. → Read More

CBO Expects $200 Billion From IRS Boost, Below Biden Targets

Democrats are counting on money from tougher tax enforcement to fund their agenda. → Read More