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economic growth

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This is what the Congressional Budget office really said about the budgetary and economic effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act: It has no idea. That, of course, it not what the political partisans are saying in the wake of CBO’s Friday release of a report on this exceedingly controversial
June 23, 2015Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
States can generate powerful economic growth by cutting income tax rates. That, at least, is the theory behind a recent wave of tax cuts, or proposed tax cuts, around the country. Kansas has cut taxes repeatedly in recent years. So has Wisconsin. In Maine, Governor Paul LePage vows to repeal his
May 4, 2015Howard Gleckman
: Daily Deduction
Will cuts to a state’s top income tax rate boost growth? Not necessarily. In a new TPC paper , Bill Gale, Aaron Krupkin, and Kim Rueben find little evidence linking state-level economic growth and taxes, especially income tax policy. Neither tax revenues nor top income tax rates have a steady
May 4, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It turns out that tax cuts for the job creators...don’t create very many jobs. By contrast, tax cuts for low- and moderate-income households can boost economic growth. Those are the results of an interesting new working paper by Owen Zidar for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Zidar, an
April 21, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The President plans to announce in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address new proposals that would raise taxes on capital gains for the wealthiest Americans. The proposal would raise the top tax rate on long-term gains and qualifying dividends to 28-percent (including the Affordable Care Act’s 3.8
January 18, 2015Leonard E. Burman
: TaxVox
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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Can individual income tax reform that cuts rates and eliminates subsidies increase economic growth? How about tax cuts by themselves? The answer is: Maybe, but not by much, according to a new paper by the Tax Policy Center’s Bill Gale and Andrew Samwick, director of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
September 10, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Inversions: The waiting is the hardest part. At yesterday’s TPC event Treasury Secretary Jack Lew promised an anti-inversion decision “soon,” but committed to no other details . While everybody agrees corporate inversions are done largely to avoid taxes, does Treasury have the authority to prevent
September 9, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess until Monday, September 8. The Daily Deduction will resume its regular schedule when Congress returns. “ There will be credits .” Alaskans like the way oil industry profits are taxed --barely. The state grants a corporate income tax credit for qualified oil and gas service-
September 2, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Economic growth estimates released yesterday were not good news : the economy contracted in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2009, albeit by just 0.1 percent. Commentators have mostly attributed the mild contraction to a steep drop in federal defense spending and reduced inventories—each
January 31, 2013Benjamin H. Harris