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The House GOP Budget: No tax reform details. The House Budget Committee unveiled a budget with $5.5 trillion in spending cuts that promises balance by 2024. Committee Chairman Tom Price is confident the budget will pass the House this week. However, TPC’s Howard Gleckman says there is no chance it
March 18, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Two takeaways from the House Budget Committee’s 2016 fiscal plan : A) It is impossible and B) It is the latest example of the challenges of trying to include macroeconomic effects of tax and spending choices in budget scoring. Let’s start with A. Like most budget resolutions, this one builds only a
March 17, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This is one of a series of TaxVox guest blogs discussing dynamic scoring . Whether dynamic scoring for official revenue estimates is a good or bad idea, it is now a part of scoring rules in the House. As a result, it is more compelling than ever to understand the forces that determine economic
March 17, 2015Jane Gravelle
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Have taxes, will travel. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association wants Congress to raise the federal gas tax by 15 cents a gallon to generate $401 billion in new transportation funding. Money for the Highway Trust Fund dries up in May. The group suggests the tax be offset with a
March 13, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This is one of a series of TaxVox guest blogs discussing dynamic scoring. Macroeconomic scoring, aka dynamic scoring, has been debated for years. For the 114 th Congress, the House has adopted a rule to institute the procedure for major bills. But what would dynamic scoring really mean in practice
March 11, 2015G. William Hoagland
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The Department of Homeland Security didn’t shut down, but… fallout remains over the President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and their effect on low-income tax breaks. Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch wants the Administration to say how many immigrants protected from deportation
March 11, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As TaxVox readers know by now , House Republicans now require the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office to include macroeconomic effects when they produce budget scores of major bills. The GOP hoped this would show that tax cuts would generate so much new economic activity
March 10, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Everything could come up roses for Rubio and Lee. At least one version of dynamic scoring—accounting for macroeconomic effects of a proposal—has produced some rather glowing estimates of senators Marco Rubio’s and Mike Lee’s tax plan. The Tax Foundation says the Rubio-Lee plan would increase tax
March 9, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This is one of a series of TaxVox guest blogs discussing dynamic scoring . One of the strengths of the US budgeting system is that proposals are held accountable through a relatively open process of scoring the costs and benefits. This process, as run by the Congressional Budget Office and others,
March 6, 2015Simon Johnson
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Pot tax refunds for all in Colorado? Colorado’s controversial Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) says that the state cannot keep more tax revenue than it expected to collect in the year it levies a new tax. Colorado is on track to collect an extra $219 million in revenue in the current fiscal year and
March 3, 2015Renu Zaretsky