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Durbin, others seek to close corporate tax loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., along with Sens John Walsh, D-Mont.,  Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., introduced today the Bring Jobs Home Act. It is designed to close a tax loophole for corporations that ship jobs overseas and extend tax credits to those companies that return jobs back to America.

The bill would close a tax loophole that encourages companies to ship jobs overseas and establish a tax credit for costs associated with relocating their operations to the U.S.

“Our tax code should reward companies that keep their operations on America soil, and not those that ship jobs overseas,” Durbin said. “Closing this loophole reduces the incentive for companies to move their operations abroad.”

“We can’t afford to reward companies that move their operations overseas, taking our jobs with them,” Walsh said. “It’s time to make the American workforce a priority and invest in the companies that are working to keep their businesses based right here in the U.S.”

“This is about jobs. At a time when we need to be creating more jobs here at home, it’s outrageous that taxpayers are footing the bill when companies move jobs overseas,” Stabenow said. “We need to close this egregious tax loophole and stop asking workers to pay to ship their own jobs overseas. We also want to reward companies that are bringing jobs home. Senators Walsh, Pryor, Durbin and I hope that all of our colleagues, regardless of party, will join our fight to give every American worker a fair shot to get ahead.”

“America is the on the path to a manufacturing comeback, but we need to create a better environment for continued growth,” Pryor said. “Our bill helps by ending tax giveaways for companies that ship jobs overseas and providing meaningful incentives to bring good-paying jobs back home. It’s just good common-sense economics.”

Companies that bring jobs and business activity home will be eligible for a tax credit equal to 20 percent of the cost associated with the relocation.

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