Tax Policy Center


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More about the new IRS cybercrime division. Tax Analysts reports that it will handle “large-scale, multi-jurisdictional, and international cases that facilitate stolen identity refund fraud or that affect tax administration.” Its main base of operations will be in Washington, DC, and it will have
May 12, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Don’t believe the hype: Budget work in Congress has only just begun. TPC’s Howard Gleckman explains that the budget resolution passed by the congressional GOP is just a fiscal outline . The real fun—or in the case of Congress, conflict—begins when they start hashing out spending details. In
May 8, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Tax reform: Go big or go home, or at least, not very far. TPC’s Len Burman says that senators Marco Rubio’s and Mike Lee’s proposal to eliminate the tax on capital gains would do more harm than good. The senators argue that it’s a step toward a consumption tax. But Len thinks some small steps aren’
March 4, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Alabama’s GOP Governor wants higher taxes on car and cigarette sales. Robert Bentley released details on how he’d close the state’s $700 million budget shortfall. And $587 million would come from new revenues. He’d raise an estimated $200 million by doubling the state sales tax on automobiles from
March 2, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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It is an article of faith among many tax reformers that the U.S. should shift from a worldwide tax system to a territorial regime in which U.S.-based multinational corporations pay U.S. tax only on their domestic income. Such a step would reduce or eliminate tax on the dividends these firms receive
January 22, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Et tu, Utah ? GOP leaders want to increase the state’s gasoline tax . The state faces an $11 billion budget gap for transportation projects slated through 2040. Its House GOP caucus has endorsed an increase of as much as 10 cents a gallon in the state’s gasoline tax. They’re even willing to tie the
January 8, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Congress blows yet another budget deadline . After missing its chance to approve a spending bill to keep the government running after Thursday, Congress is now planning to vote this week on a very short-term continuing resolution —one good for just a few days. The measure is designed to keep the
December 10, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Can a state tax all of the income of its residents, wherever it is earned? The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Comptroller v. Wynne . A decision will answer whether residents of one state are liable for taxes on income earned in another state, even if that income has already been
November 13, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Congress returns next week. We’ll resume our regular schedule on Wednesday, November 5, after tomorrow's elections. State ballot initiatives offer clues on how much voters are willing to pay for government services. There are 16 tax-related initiatives on state ballots tomorrow. TPC’s Kim Rueben
November 3, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. Read the Daily Deduction each Monday until then. “ California, here I come !” It’s official: Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a $330 million annual incentive program for film and television production. Feature films with budgets
September 22, 2014Renu Zaretsky