Yesterday, my Tax Policy Center colleagues Steve Rosenthal and Lydia Austin published new research that could dramatically change the way we think about corporate taxes. They found that only about one-quarter of corporate stock is held by tax-paying investors—about half of what experts generally
Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz say their tax plans would dramatically boost the economy by reducing taxes on new investment. According to the Tax Policy Center, both proposals would significantly cut taxes on investment and both would be far more generous than the Democratic hopefuls. However, Cruz
In its semi-annual fiscal update released this week, the Congressional Budget Office projects that federal revenues will remain flat over the next decade, while spending—mostly for health care and Social Security—will rise. The result: Budget deficits, which have been declining in recent years as
The Cato Institute has organized an online forum to debate pro-growth economic policy reforms. Tax Policy Center scholars Bill Gale, Donald Marron, and Eric Toder have each contributed to the discussion. The United States could reduce its contribution to global climate change and increase domestic
In case you missed it, The New York Times’ political and policy blog The Upshot published a fascinating debate throughout August on the question: Should the corporate income tax be abolished? It’s a query that may be raised on Monday morning, when Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks at the Tax
On the Hill, a vote on internet tax freedom. The House Judiciary Committee expects to mark up a bill to prevent states and cities from taxing internet access tomorrow. The “ Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act ” has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. State and local internet taxes have
With a surprise loss, a short-term highway fix seems more likely. The House Republican leadership is in turmoil following the surprising primary defeat of GOP leader Eric Cantor, making it even less likely that Congress will agree on a long-term solution for the dwindling Highway Trust Fund .