Research Report The Recent Surge in Corporate Profits and Tax Revenue
Adam Carasso, Gillian Reynolds, C. Eugene Steuerle
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Before-tax corporate profits of nonfinancial corporations surged to 7.8 percent of net national product in the second quarter of 2006, having risen steadily from a post-war low of 3.6 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2001, after a stock market plunge. We find that the income of corporate capital owners of nonfinancial corporations, net corporate tax, has remained much steadier than corporate profits.
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