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There are numerous tax incentives for the oil and gas industry, many of which are designed to encourage exploration and energy production. Both the amount and the value of the incentives have increased in recent years. Economists believe it is generally bad policy to favor one industry or one...

June 12, 2006
Troy Kravitz
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The largest individual AMT preference items in 2002 were state and local taxes (51 percent of all AMT preference items), personal exemptions (22 percent), and miscellaneous itemized deductions, including employee expenses and legal fees (20 percent).

March 13, 2006
Troy Kravitz, Leonard E. Burman
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Claims that increasing capital gains tax rates will adversely impact stock markets and economic growth are not strongly supported by empirical data. Over the last half-century, the correlation between the maximum capital gains tax rate and the ratio of the S&P index to GDP has been about -0....

November 7, 2005
Troy Kravitz, Leonard E. Burman
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Following decades of relative stability, income inequality has risen sharply in the United States since the 1970s. Households at the top of the income distribution saw their pretax incomes grow most; similar trends and magnitude are present for after-tax incomes, too.

October 24, 2005
Troy Kravitz