July 6, 2017
In an updated analysis, the Tax Policy Center estimates that t he House Republican leadership’s 2016 tax blueprint would reduce economic output by 0.5 percent...
July 5, 2017
My family did Airbnb last month. We rented a nice cottage in northern Michigan. The price was right and it was comfortable…except for the ants. There weren’t a lot, but enough that I emailed the home owner/ host. She never responded but we dealt with it. After all, our expectations weren’t as high as if it were a hotel. Our host was sharing her home and we had a friendly, casual relationship. Or did we? When does sharing for a fee morph into something more formal?
July 5, 2017
President Trump, perhaps spurred on by his daughter Ivanka, wants to use the tax code to provide new government assistance to families with children. During...
June 29, 2017
If The GOP Must Cut Taxes As Part of Its Health Plan, Why Not Help Middle-Income Households? Let’s say you want to cut about $1...
June 27, 2017
The Senate Republican leadership’s health plan loses about $300 billion less revenue than the House-passed health bill. Yet, most of the tax cuts in the...
June 26, 2017
Much like the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate leadership’s health bill includes a huge tax cut that mostly benefits the nation’s highest-income...
June 23, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office is under unprecedented political attack. These criticisms are overblown, and likely will prove to be counterproductive—even to those making them. CBO’s...
June 22, 2017
The Senate Republican leadership released its closely-held alternative to the Affordable Care Act this morning. When it comes to taxes, the proposal looks a lot...
June 20, 2017
Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) used a highly-promoted speech to call for a major tax bill in 2017. His message: “Transformational tax reform can...
June 19, 2017
The House Republican leadership and the Trump Administration want to repeal the state and local tax (SALT) deduction and the individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)...