Research report

The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 will extend the low tax rates on capital gains and dividends through 2010, grant temporary relief from the individual alternative minimum tax through 2006, and extend several expiring business tax breaks. To prevent Senators from raising...

May 11, 2006
Leonard E. Burman
Research report

In a tax code with no shortage of ironies, the alternative minimum tax (AMT) stands out. Created by Congress in 1969, it was aimed at millionaires, but relatively few millionaires pay it. It is billed as a low-rate levy, but most of its victims face higher taxes because of it. It undermines two...

October 29, 2007
Leonard E. Burman
Research report

In this article, C. Eugene Steuerle explores the political and budgetary pressures facing Charles Rangel, the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, with regard to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). He further analyzes various options to fix the AMT, the ramifications for Rangel, and the path...

January 18, 2008
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Much of the state tax policy discussion during the past decade has centered on the performance of corporate income taxes and ways to restructure them. This report focuses on state responses to the weak corporate tax collections during the 2000-2003 period as well as to the revenue performance...

January 29, 2008
William F. Fox, LeAnne Luna, Matthew N. Murray
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Relative to previous recessions, the 2001 recession was short and not very deep. Even so, it had a significant effect on the fiscal condition of state and local governments. This report examined how the recession affected state and local government spending on K-12 education in the three years...

January 30, 2008
James Alm, Robert D. Buschman, David L. Sjoquist
Research report

Tax and fiscal policy will loom large in the next president's domestic policy agenda. Nearly all of the tax cuts enacted since 2001 expire at the end of 2010 and the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) threatens to ensnare tens of millions of Americans. While a permanent fix palatable to...

July 23, 2008
Leonard E. Burman, Surachai Khitatrakun, Greg Leiserson, Jeffrey Rohaly, Eric Toder, Roberton C. Williams
Research report

Tax and fiscal policy will loom large in the next president's domestic policy agenda. Nearly all of the tax cuts enacted since 2001 expire at the end of 2010 and the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) threatens to ensnare tens of millions of Americans. While a permanent fix palatable to...

September 12, 2008
Roberton C. Williams, Leonard E. Burman, Surachai Khitatrakun, Jeffrey Rohaly, Eric Toder
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In this paper we review the current wealth transfer tax rules and the changes introduced in 2001. We offer an overview of the methodology underlying the TPC's estate tax model and then use the model to estimate the number of estate tax filers, taxable returns, and the distribution of burden...

October 20, 2008
Leonard E. Burman, Katherine Lim, Jeffrey Rohaly
Research report

In response to the deterioration of the economy and the decline in asset values, Senators McCain and Obama have offered new proposals related to unemployment compensation, retirement savings, taxation of capital gains, and job creation. Although the proposals would provide some benefit, they...

October 27, 2008
Roberton C. Williams
Research report

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama proposed a comprehensive tax plan that would raise taxes on high-income taxpayers, cut taxes for low- and middle-income households, and lose $2.9 trillion dollars of revenue over ten years. Obama will take office with the economy in sharp recession...

January 8, 2009
Roberton C. Williams