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Business Taxes: TaxVox
For a brief shining moment the other day, it looked as if the Trump Administration was considering a carbon tax. Combined with its aggressive effort...
April 7, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Following the collapse of the House GOP health plan, President Trump and many congressional Republicans say they will pivot to tax reform. Passing that initiative,...
March 27, 2017Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Trump’s Fiscal Math Problem This week, the Trump Administration said it would ask Congress for big increases in defense spending which it would finance by...
March 1, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
What Delaying Affordable Care Act Repeal Would Mean for Tax Reform It looks increasingly as if Congress may slow-walk its efforts to repeal the Affordable...
January 11, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Aides to president-elect Donald Trump as well as key lawmakers are promoting a three-way deal that would include business tax reform, a tax break for...
November 17, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
In one of the most misguided ideas I’ve heard in a long time, two congressmen have introduced a bill to make profits from the sale...
July 8, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It is a familiar--and sad—Washington story. Start with an agency that deals extensively with the public. The agency stumbles. Congress cuts its budget. The resource-constrained agency does an even-worse job. And the very lawmakers who limited the agency’s ability to do its job express shock and
May 24, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If the White House wanted to attract attention to its final budget , it could not have picked a worse day to make it public. With official Washington obsessed with today’s New Hampshire primary, the 2017 budget barely caused a ripple. In case there was any question about its fate on Capitol Hill,
February 8, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Call it the perils of one-off corporate tax settlements. While the developed world is trying—with limited success-- to figure out how to tax multinational corporations, individual countries are making their own deals to collect back taxes with those firms. It is not a pretty sight. Last week, the
February 1, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress has banned more low-income families who file erroneous tax returns from receiving refundable credits. If lawmakers think this is such a terrific idea, why stop at low-income households? For instance, why shouldn’t Congress bar trade associations from claiming tax-exempt status if they file
January 7, 2016Howard Gleckman