Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

The Business License Fee Proposal in Nevada Is Not Wise

The Business License Fee proposal projects to raise $438 million in additional revenue over the biennium, primarily to fund Governor Brian Sandoval's (R) proposed expansion of education spending...

Debate on Texas' Recent Tax Cut Package

For the sake of Texans' opportunity to prosper today and in the future, particularly the working poor, this is the moment in the state's history to put the margin tax on a path to elimination...

New Rules Introduce Dynamic Scoring to Tax Law

If the government increases the tax rate 10 percent, revenues will rise less than 10 percent because the base will shrink in response to the higher rate..

The Disadvantage of RPS Outweigh the Benefits

These increased energy prices will likely hurt New Hampshire's residents and businesses and, in turn, inflict harm on the state economy...

The IRS Taxes Americans on Money Earned in Foreign Countries

The law requires U.S. citizens with foreign accounts to file a Form FBAR along with their annual tax return, declaring their foreign bank accounts. Failure to declare an account incurs a $10,000 fine...

Massachusetts Tax Revenue Forecasts

Beacon Hill Institute revenue forecasts assume there will be no additional major change in Massachusetts tax policy for the forecast period, which runs through June 2016...

Eliminating Estate and Inheritance Tax is a Serious Option for Reform

Repealing the estate tax in the United States would increase investment, add jobs and expand the economy...

Permanent Solution for the Highway Trust Fund

Members of Congress and the President are pursuing unsound tax policy as a temporary fix to the Highway Trust Fund...

The Cost of the Renewable Fuel Standard to Motorists

Congress has imposed a de facto fuel tax on American motorists by forcing them to consume fuel that is more expensive than gasoline on an energy-equivalent basis...

A Dynamic Analysis of Obama's Budget Proposal Shows Productivity Will Be Disrupted

Obama's 2016 budget proposal ultimately hurts capital formation, productivity, wages and employment across the board, but especially in capital-intensive blue-collar industries...


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