Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Which State Taxes Provide the Best Return on Investment?

Wyoming taxpayers ranked at the top of the list for their return on their tax investment...

Making Bonus Expensing Permanent

Low-income Americans would benefit most from bonus expensing, as it would increase the after-tax income of those earning less than $40,000 by more than 1 percent...

Flat Income Taxes Don’t Endanger Public Finances or Create Inequality

States with progressive income taxes have higher inequality than those with other tax schemes...

Who Pays The Corporate Income Tax?

Almost 60 percent of the corporate tax burden falls on workers...

Corporations Moving Abroad for Tax Reasons

The United States needs to cut its corporate tax rate significantly and change from a worldwide tax system to a territorial one in order to stop the shift of companies and jobs overseas...

Unintended Consequences of Welfare Asset Limits

In order to qualify for benefits, welfare recipients are effectively told not to save money or retain assets...

Corporate and Individual Tax Expenditures

The largest individual tax expenditure is the exclusion of employer contributions to insurance premiums -- a $196 billion expenditure, worth more than all corporate expenditures combined...

Housing Tax Breaks Benefit the Wealthy and Create McMansions

In Atlanta, the housing tax breaks and mortgage deductions reduce the annual homeowner cost by less than $2,000, compared to more than $10,000 in Los Angeles...

Amazon Sales Take a Hit in States With Online Tax

In states that have an online sales tax, households reduced their spending on Amazon by about 10 percent compared to those in states that don't have the levy...

Tax Code War on Women

A deduction for second earners of the type that existed in the U.S. tax code from 1981 to 1986 could yield significant economic activity by drawing more women into the workforce...


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