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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This post is part of the Tax Policy Center’s series, Tax Line , which digs into the data behind the day’s most pressing tax policy...
March 15, 2017James R. Nunns
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When asked in last night’s debate about what he would do to make sure the rich pay their fair share of taxes, Donald Trump said...
October 10, 2016Eric Toder
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In an effort to encourage investors and businesses to think long-term, Hillary Clinton has proposed changing how we tax capital gains .
July 26, 2016Richard C. Auxier
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Just about everyone wants to redesign the corporate tax, but there is little agreement among lawmakers or policy analysts on how to pay for such a reform. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today , Tax Policy Center co-director Eric Toder urged lawmakers to think beyond the traditional cut-the-rates, broaden-the-base solution.
April 26, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has proposed to radically rejigger top capital gains tax rates to encourage investors to take a longer-term perspective. But I think she’s misdiagnosed the problem and, even if she’s right, the proposal won’t work as she expects. Her idea: Give
July 28, 2015Leonard E. Burman
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess and the Daily Deduction will post Mondays until it reconvenes. We’ll be back to our regular schedule on April 13. With just over two weeks till Tax Day, Treasury wants to clarify Affordable Care Act tax facts. It released fact sheets on common exemptions from the individual
March 30, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
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
: TaxVox
Wait, are Ds and Rs really on the same page? In remarks yesterday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expressed optimism for a business tax overhaul, noting a “ great deal of overlap ” between the White House framework and recent Republican proposals. House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan agreed that
January 22, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The State of the Union: Tax reform depends on where you are sitting. In his State of the Union Address last night, President Obama called on Congress to address wealth inequality through the tax code, largely by increasing the capital gains tax and imposing a bank tax to fund tax relief for middle-
January 21, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Death and taxes: Inevitable, but not always paired. President Obama wants to change that. In a wide-ranging tax plan he’ll highlight at tonight’s State of the Union address, he’d close “arguably the biggest loophole in the tax code for high-wealth households,” says TPC’s Len Burman. Len explains
January 20, 2015Renu Zaretsky