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In this report, Rosenthal and Austin demonstrate that the share of U.S. stocks held by taxable accounts has declined sharply over the last 50 years, and they urge lawmakers to carefully consider this shareholder base erosion when determining how best to tax corporate earnings.

May 16, 2016
Steven M. Rosenthal, Lydia Austin
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This paper reflects on changes in tax policy in past decades and predicts how tax policy may change under a new president in 2017. The author examines the potential of implementing a carbon tax as a means to raise government revenue and reduce carbon gas emissions.

March 1, 2016
William G. Gale
Article

This short guide explains how the Tax Policy Center calculated the distributional effects of Governor Pawlenty’s tax reform proposals.

June 10, 2011
TPC
Article

In his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum has proposed permanently extending the 2001–10 tax cuts and further reducing individual income taxes, cutting the corporate income tax rate in half, eliminating the estate tax, and repealing the alternative minimum tax and...

January 18, 2012
TPC
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In his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has proposed permanently extending the 2001–03 tax cuts, further cutting individual income tax rates, broadening the tax base by reducing tax preferences, eliminating taxation of investment income of most individual...

March 1, 2012
TPC
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Herman Cain’s plan would eliminate the current individual income tax, corporate income tax, payroll tax, and estate and gift tax and substitute three taxes imposed at a 9 percent rate: a 9 percent “national sales tax,” a 9 percent “business flat tax,” and a 9 percent “individual flat tax.” Based...

October 18, 2011
TPC
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Originally posted November 16, 2010. Updated on November 18, 2010, to include analyses in which only the income tax expenditures are eliminated but payroll tax expenditures remain. Updated again on November 24, 2010, to include an additional option that would retain 80 percent of the tax...

November 10, 2010
Eric Toder, Daniel Baneman
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We link below to distribution tables for the tax reform proposal put forward by the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force on November 17, 2010. We provide estimates for the plan as it would look in 2022, 10 years after its proposed enactment, evaluated at 2018 income levels. We...

November 17, 2010
Eric Toder
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Looking specifically at taxes, Brookings Senior Fellow William Gale and Research Assistant Aaron Krupkin write that the U.S. does not have a good tax system that raises the revenues needed “to finance government spending in a manner that is as simple, equitable, and growth-friendly as possible...

November 25, 2015
William G. Gale, Aaron Krupkin
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This Tax Fact explores the distributional impact of taxing carbon dioxide to combat climate change and in recycling the revenues into tax cuts.

November 29, 2015
Donald Marron, Eric Toder, Lydia Austin