Board Converting News, August 8, 2022

PPEC: Recycled Content (CONT’D FROM PAGE 32)


• Total Canadian mill shipments: 3.37 million tons • Total recycled content shipments to domestic and ex- port markets: 2.35 million tons • Average recycled content of domestic shipments for all three major packaging grades: 81.7 percent • Average recycled content for domestic shipments of boxboard, which is used to make cereal or shoe boxes: 79.8 percent. • Average recycled content for domestic shipments of containerboard, which is used to make corrugated shipping boxes: 86.5 percent. Visit for more information. NAM: ‘Book Tax’ Would Burden Manufacturers Disproportionately The proposed “book tax” in the Senate’s reconciliation bill “would overwhelmingly hit U.S. manufacturers,” accord- ing to a new analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’s non-partisan tax scorekeeper as reported on . The reconciliation bill, the outline of which was released recently by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVA), proposes a 15 percent minimum corporate levy, or “book tax,” on the profits that corporations report on their financial statements. Accord- ing to , the proposed tax would require corporations with a net income over $1 billion to pay the greater of their ordinary corporate income tax lia- bility, or 15 percent of adjusted financial statement or book income. The provision is estimated to raise $313 billion, and JCT finds that manufacturers would be responsible for paying nearly half of it. The impact would be swift and devastating to manu- facturers and the economy as a whole, said NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray, who conducted his own analysis of the bill’s effects on the manufacturing sector. Including direct, indirect and induced effects, in 2023 alone the impact would include: • A real GDP reduction of $68.45 billion • 218,108 fewer workers in the overall economy • A labor-income decrease of $17.11 billion “This is a domestic manufacturing tax, plain and sim- ple,” said Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID), who asked for the JCT analysis. “Despite Democrats’ claims, the book minimum tax does not close tax loopholes. Treatment of capital invest- ments, like those made by American manufacturers, differ for book and tax purposes — for good reason,” according to a press release from Senate Finance Republicans. “Congress intentionally designed tax depreciation rules to support domestic investment. Democrats’ tax on U.S. manufacturing would eliminate that benefit.” Visit for more information.


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