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Lawmakers Consider Lower IP Taxes to Keep High-Tech Companies in the U.S

January 2016

The move is aimed at stalling “inversions” and keeping U.S.-based companies from moving to Europe.


In an article published by InsideCounsel on Jan. 1, 2016, Lori Johnson discusses how lawmakers could lower intellectual property (IP) taxes as an incentive to keep U.S.-based companies from moving abroad. “It’s a mechanism to reward innovation and to keep high-tech companies in the U.S.,” Johnson said. The article describes the nature of IP boxes, and Johnson describes how a U.S. innovation box regime “could have geographic or other limitations,” but that “in the end, it will depend what the legislation looks like.” For the full article, you may click here.