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This week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed voluntary targets for reducing sodium in American diets. Can a salt tax be far behind? The FDA’s proposal comes as a number of jurisdictions in the US and around the world mull various forms of sugar taxes, aimed at both reducing consumption of
June 2, 2016Howard Gleckman
: Daily Deduction
Greece: "Ne" to new sales taxes and (maybe) tax reform. The beleaguered Greek government has offered a new reform plan in return for $55 billion in European Union bailout money—and it reportedly includes new sales taxes, new levies on cafes and restaurants (read: tourists) and possible tax reform,
July 10, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
WWND: Louisiana lawmakers ask Grover Norquist to weigh in on Governor Bobby Jindal’s tax plan. Eleven members of the state’s House sent a letter to the head of Americans for Tax Reform. They call the SAVE tax credit —Jindal’s proposed tax credit for a non-existent student fee—a precedent that would
June 9, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Everything is bigger in Texas, except tax relief for its low-income residents. Tax cuts are a sure bet in the Lone Star state this year, but it’s hard to provide tax relief to everybody without a state income tax. TPC’s Richard Auxier explains that Texas’ reliance on sales and property taxes makes
May 7, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Alabama’s GOP Governor wants higher taxes on car and cigarette sales. Robert Bentley released details on how he’d close the state’s $700 million budget shortfall. And $587 million would come from new revenues. He’d raise an estimated $200 million by doubling the state sales tax on automobiles from
March 2, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The thing about pension smoothing: The bumps always come back. Neither the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget nor TPC’s Len Burman will suspend disbelief when it comes to the latest gimmick to patch the Highway Trust Fund. Maybe “stupid tax tricks” work politically but “pretending to raise
July 10, 2014Renu Zaretsky