Taxes

Congressional Brief:Taxes, Spending and the Debt Limit
The Accounting War: Inflation, Taxes and Financial Transparency

A seemingly technical accounting issue has important implications for competition between large corporations and smaller firms, for U.S. businesses overseas, and for the ability of individuals to unde…

What Is in the Lee-Rubio Tax Plan?

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have released a blueprint for federal tax reform called the “Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan.”

New Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall and Dynamic Scoring

The appointment of Keith Hall as director of the Congressional Budget Office coincides with the adoption by Congress of a rule change that requires “dynamic scoring” of proposed tax law changes.

Obama's Proposed Capital Gains Tax Hike

Taxing the nonwage income of the wealthy is politically popular because it is assumed few people will be affected. President Obama’s 2016 budget proposes an increase in the capital gains tax to 28 per…

Not All Income Tax-Free States Are Alike

All but seven states have a state income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. These states are typically thought of as having a tax advantage over states with…

Is the Tax Code Driving Taxpayers From Wisconsin?

On average, Wisconsin loses $136 million a year in adjusted gross income (AGI) from residents moving to other states. That is equal to nearly $2.5 billion over the past two decades. Money leaving the…

Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax Could Be Good for Everyone

The U.S. corporate income tax produces little revenue — only 1.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or about $288 billion in 2013. Yet the compliance, collection and avoidance costs of collectin…