Joe Garza Explains Benefits Of Texas Tax System

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Joe Garza explores the benefits of the “Texas Miracle” – the way in which Texas businesses have created jobs and attracted migrants from all over the United States. From 2001 to 2011, when job creation across the country was faltering or even at a net negative, Texas saw an increase of over 730,000 private sector jobs. Various tax breaks and subsidies have attracted a plethora of business to relocate to Texas, as businesses both large and small have much to gain from Texas’ policies. For instance, a new law concerning a reformed margins tax that was initiated by the Texas Tax Reform Commission has granted over 40,000 small businesses exemption from the franchise tax. Texas’ business-friendly policies, low government spending, and favorable business regulations have proven to be some of the main contributors to the state’s consistently high quality of life for all its residents.

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When it Comes to Job Creation, Texas is in a League of Its Own:

When it Comes to Job Creation, Texas is in a League of Its Own Tax Trends Weekly

Governor Perry is fond of talking about the “Texas Miracle.” :

Governor Perry is fond of talking about the “Texas Miracle.” The state’s businesses have created jobs and attracted migrants from all over the country in the last two decades. From 2001 to 2011, when job creation in other states was anemic or even a net negative, Texas saw an increase of more than 730,000 private sector jobs.

The data in Texas’ favor is impressive.:

The data in Texas’ favor is impressive. T he average wage for these newly created jobs was solidly in the middle of rankings compared to other states. This rebuts the claim that Texas was simply creating low-wage “ McJobs ” for low-skill workers . While Governor Perry has faced criticism for attracting businesses to Texas with various tax breaks and subsidies- what critics charge is corporate welfare at the expense of the poor- there is no doubt that businesses have taken these tax breaks into account when relocating to Texas.

How Texas Got Ahead:

How Texas Got Ahead Perry’s primary initiative for attracting out of state business is the  Texas Enterprise Fund , a grant of over $410 million. Awards from the fund are offered to businesses conducting searches for a new location that have attracted the interest of other states. Eligible businesses must be able to guarantee the creation of high paying jobs and community involvement. In the past, awards have ranged from $194,000 to $50 million.

Far Reaching Benefits:

Far Reaching Benefits Though large businesses have a lot to gain from Texas’ policies, small businesses have it better there too. The Texas Tax Reform Commission initiated a reformed margins tax that significantly lowers the franchise tax rate. Under the new law, over 40,000 small businesses have been granted an exemption from the franchise tax .

“How Money Walks”:

“How Money Walks” In his book  How Money Walks , Travis H. Brown examines the way that Americans migrate to states with low taxes and favorable business climates. Emphasizing Texas’s success at attracting job-seekers, Brown used IRS data to calculate that the state gained roughly $25 billion in adjusted gross income from 1992 to 2010. That shouldn’t come as a shock when you look at how much individuals have to gain from moving to Texas. A person in the highest tax-bracket who moves from California to Texas and maintains the same salary effectively gets a pay raise by avoiding California’s onerous income taxes (13.3 percent in the highest tax bracket).

A Higher Quality of Life :

A Higher Quality of Life Texas’  business-friendly policies  have allowed the state’s quality of life to remain high. The state’s economy has had measurable benefits for more than just top executives. Austin , Dallas, and Houston repeatedly  top lists  of cities with notable job growth, low cost of living and booming real estate market. Dallas has been hailed by  Bloomberg  as one of the best cities for new college grads, and Austin gets major points for its thriving startup culture . While critics may rail against the Texas philosophy of low government spending and favorable business regulations, an honest critic will acknowledge that this philosophy has had important benefits for the state.

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