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What Investors Need To Know About Corporate Taxes In 2022


  • The issue of corporate taxes was the single biggest concern for Wall Street.
  • The initial 28% corporate tax rate proposal had already been scaled back to 25%. And even 23% was bandied about for several weeks.
  • Wall Street has very little to fear from the bill as it’s currently constructed.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, iREIT on Alpha. Learn More »

New Tax Laws For 2022

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Brad Thomas profile picture
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2bears profile picture
All I can say is thank God for Manchin and Sinema.
Taxes , who wants to be a corporation ? Why is this article important for the investor ?

O`hi , excuse me Bill , Warren , Jeff, Carl , for all the tax shelter billionaires who need to know this .
jgrever621 profile picture
Thanks. Seems I have gotton far afield from tax reality, and your quite clear article dispelled several misconceptions.
Brad Thomas profile picture
@jgrever621 Thank you ... always good to see you commenting. All the best
Brad Thomas profile picture
Another victory lap for iREIT on Alpha:

Sorry, but any tax increase for businesses and investors is always a bad deal. Will it tend to wash out over time? Yes. But usually by harming worker's take home pay. We should be lowering taxes, not raising them. We should be lowering spending, not increasing it to god-forsaken heights of infinity.
JGonzalezGUS profile picture
@CaptainFish ... lowering taxes, not raising them...
How many profitable corporations pay ZERO taxes? How are we going to pay for an infrastructure upgrade? Nothing happened the last 4 years and apparently nothing is going to happen is the next 4.
... should be lowering spending...
Well now, defense budget higher than the next 10 highest nations combined!

“We should be lowering taxes, not raising them.”

Wished someone would have informed prior administration as my taxes were raised via SALT deduction limit. Looks as if I will get that tax hike black as Dems are proposing to eliminate SALT limit for first $75k.
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Vandooman profile picture
You could have saved yourself a lot of time by just looking at what Joe Manchin has said he will or will not accept. The rest isn't going to happen. None of these items funded for just a few years are going to happen. Big tax increases are not going to happen. Either the bill will pass Joe's smell test or there will be no bill. Bernie Sanders has never passed a sponsored bill in his lifetime.

There are two things you can do to tax the wealthy and even the not as wealthy. First, you should not be able to borrow against your stocks to support a tax free lifestyle. Bezos should not be able to pay for a $500 million boat using loans against stock. It should be taxed. Second, you should not be able to increase borrowings against commercial or apartment real estate and spend it tax free on a Mercedes. As we speak there are Californians madly borrowing against higher appraisals so they can spend the money on themselves. If prices crash the loans cannot be called so long as you pay the interest, and if they really crash you can walk away with no personal liability (the one course of action rule). .
So, Brrrrr?
Nice analysis. Concise and logical. This is the kind of read I very much like on Seeking Alpha. Good job!
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bill h illify profile picture
The longer this goes it seems, the less damage, at least initially.
2022 corporate tax landscape could look very different after last nights red wave.
Brad Thomas profile picture
@Bgraham75 Yes, I agree with that... big win for red wave 4 certain
@Bgraham75 Red Wave? One race?
Recession coming soon believe that. When the printing stops lookout.
BM Cashflow Detective profile picture
Much exaggerated socialist loud roar of the Dems.

Shouldn't be overrated.

Most of the time, it comes to a political standstill with very little changes.

Political stagnation is good for the stock market.

This means that the misguided destructive tax policy cannot cause high financial damage.

Public tax discussions are well known discussions.

The stock market tends to price in known discussions immediately and imperceptibly.

Unfounded and known fears are just more upward steps in this bull market in a more mature phase.

The wall of the worries is intact.

So it doesn't change anything about my basic attitude.

"Buy" prudently and "hold" stoically.
Free preschool. Amusing.
Slade_01 profile picture
@OldGrandDad Well, even as a conservative I would welcome it if they started teaching STEM early and often, as is the case in China. But with the sad state of our schools it will likely just be free day care.
@911Slade - oh, they'll be teaching them at a younger and younger age, but it definitely will not be STEM classes.
@911Slade our sad state of schools is not nearly as bad as "parenting skills".
porky11 profile picture
This will amount to nothing. Even the spending is a fraction of what is spent elsewhere in the government (like defense).
Income4ever aka Cyclenut profile picture
After last nights election results nothing major is likely to get thru congress at this point

Off topic

Are you at all concerned with the significant insider selling at ABR and another stock offering authorized to include buying back stock from executives?
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