C and S Corporation Banks: Did Trump's Tax Reform Lead to Differential Effects?
35 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2021
Date Written: November 30, 2021
The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) led to a drastic reduction in the corporate tax and improved the treatment of C corporations compared to S corporations. We study the differential effect of the TCJA on these types of corporations using key economic variables of US banks, such as the number of employees, average salaries and benefits, profit/loss before taxes, and net income. Our analysis suggests that the TCJA increased the net-of-tax profits of C corporation banks compared to S corporations and, to a lesser extent, their pre-tax profits. At the same time, the reform triggered no significantly differential effect on the employment and average wages.
Keywords: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, corporate taxation, S corporations, C corporations, banks
JEL Classification: H2, G2
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