Choosing the Right Location for My Business

If you own a business and are looking to expand globally, then one of the most important factors in your location decision is comparative tax rates and regulations.  One major tax is corporate tax, or the taxes that are levied on net income. Corporate tax rates vary across the world’s 250 countries.  There is a wide range in rates, with the global average currently at 25%. The corporate tax rate...
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Ohio Crime Mapping Part 9 | Robbery 1974-2008

Robbery has been defined by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program as “the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.” US common law generally treats robbery as an aggravated for of larceny, with the main elements defining robbery being...
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2013 | The Year Ohio’s Estate Tax Disappears

Just recently, Ohio’ Legislatures passed HB 153 that repeals Ohio’s estate tax in 2013. This changes the current story of estate tax across the United States as we see in the next few maps. Many people choose to retire out-of-state in order to escape the estate tax in Ohio. In 2013, the number of retirees may increase in Ohio, as the state may become a favorable location in terms of taxes (also...
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Ohio Crime Mapping Part 8 | Rape 1974-2008

Rape is defined in US criminal law as a type of sexual assault, usually involving sexual intercourse, which was initiated by one or more people against a person without that person’s consent. This act can be achieved in a variety of ways, including by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of consent. Consent is often the debate point in many rape...
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Comparative Tax Map Series | Sales Tax

This week we are looking at sales tax across the United States, and from the research we did, we can see the changes in the last 12 years with some states increasing their sales tax and others decreasing the rate. The first map (figure 1) shows the sales tax rates in 2000. With the National average at 5.17%, it’s interesting to see that almost an equal amount of states are below the average...
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