Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Millions of Immigrants could Receive Earned Income Tax Credits for Illegal Work

The Treasury Department has not provided a figure for how much the tax credit will cost American taxpayers...

Dynamic Scoring Is Crucial in Comprehensive Tax Reforms

The primary goal of comprehensive tax reform is economic growth...

American Companies Now Selling to Foreign Investors to Avoid High Corporate Income Tax

The Republican-led Congress could abolish or dramatically lower the corporate tax rate and lower the capital gains tax as incentive for American businesses not to sell their companies to foreign investors...

Eliminating the Deduction for Foreign Reinsurance Premiums Creates More Problems than It Solves

Congress could look to larger reforms that make the U.S. more attractive as a domicile for corporations...

France and the United States Neck and Neck for Highest Corporate Income Tax

Thanks to France doubling its surface tax on corporate income, the United States no longer has the world's highest corporate income tax...

Corporate Integration Would Eliminate Double Taxation and Encourage Investment and Economic Growth

Integrating the corporate and individual income tax could ensure that corporate income is only taxed once...

Yet another Reason for Tax Reform

The government could quit spending Highway Trust Fund money on things like hiking trails, ferries, sidewalks and landscaping...

Cutting Corporate Taxes: Higher GDP, More Jobs, Higher Wages

Were lawmakers to reduce the corporate tax rate, it would have minor effects on federal revenue over the long run but would have a major, positive impact on GDP...

Fixing Highways by Taxing Overseas Earnings: A Bad Idea

Two tax-related solutions have been proposed to solve the highway funding problem: a tax repatriation holiday and a tax hike on foreign earnings...

Getting Rid of Ineffective, Unnecessary Federal Spending

Privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which funds services such as PBS or NPR, would save Americans $445 million every year...


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