Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Property Taxes for Agriculture: Use-Value Assessment and Urbanization Across the United States

State and local governments are accepting large losses in tax revenue by continuing to allow use-value assessment(UVA)programs...

Lower-Income Households Continue to Face Savings Challenges

The Treasury Retail Investment Manager is investigating ways to make purchasing savings bonds easier for low-income families...

Who Benefits from Mortgage Deductions?

Mortgage deductions benefit different income groups unequally...

The Economic Effects of Adopting the Corporate Tax Rates of the OECD, the UK and Canada

Lower corporate tax rates would generate surplus economic growth...

Berkeley Soda Tax Falls Flat

The beverage tax in Berkeley, California failed to yield the desired impact...

Sales Tax Holidays: Politically Expedient but Poor Tax Policy 2015

Tax holidays do not stimulate the economy, they simply shift the timing of sales...

U.S. Companies: All My Bags Are Packed

High taxes are driving U.S. companies to relocate their corporate headquarters abroad...

Debunking 8 Social Security Myths on its 80th Birthday

If changes are not made the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates Social Security reserves will be depleted in 15 years...

Wired to Fail

Despite several billion dollars' worth of stimulus money, the Rural Utilities Service failed to complete nearly half of its projects...

Corporate and Individual Tax Expenditures

Elimination of tax expenditures is a popular way to pay for tax reform...


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