2020 U.S. State Ballot Measures and the Impact for Global Mobility

    Nov 06, 2020 @ 07:55 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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    Election 2020: Significant Tax Impact

    The results of the 2020 federal and state elections are likely to have a significant tax impact on individual taxation across the United States. The presidential and legislative races are still being decided, and federal tax law changes require a lengthy legislative process. However, this year’s election cycle includes some important state ballot measures impacting individual taxpayers:

    Arizona Proposition 208, the Invest in Education Act, is currently leading ‘Yes’. This initiative would impose a 3.5% surcharge on taxable income exceeding $250,000 (single) and $500,000 (joint).

    Colorado Proposition 116 has passed, which reduces the individual income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%, for tax years 2020 onwards.

    The Illinois Fair Tax Amendment has failed. The initiative would have replaced the flat 4.95% individual tax rate with new progressive rate schedules ranging from 4.75% to 7.99%.

    The Multnomah County (Oregon) Measure 26-214 currently leads ‘Yes’, which would institute a new tax effective January 1, 2021 of 1.5% on taxable income exceeding $125,000 (single) and $200,000 (joint). The tax is scheduled to increase to 2.3% in 2026, plus an additional 1.5% on taxable income exceeding $250,000 (single) and $400,000 (joint). Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous, includes the city of Portland.

    Global Mobility should be staying abreast of important tax law changes impacting hypothetical tax withholdings and cost estimation. AIRINC’s products are constantly updated for new tax data and logic.



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    Topics: Hardship, International Tax, Global Mobility, Expatriate Compensation, Employee Compensation, Global Compensation, Tax, International Tax Guide

    Jeremy Piccoli

    Written by Jeremy Piccoli

    Jeremy joined AIRINC in the fall of 2012 and is responsible for managing AIRINC’s International Tax Guide and tax calculator products, as well as consulting with clients. Prior to joining AIRINC, Jeremy spent more than 6 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Assignment Services practices in Hartford and Boston, providing tax compliance and consulting services to multinational companies and their expatriate population. He received his B.S. with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. Jeremy is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax practitioner who specializes in taxation.