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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This is one of a series of guest TaxVox blog posts discussing dynamic scoring. The House recently changed the rules of budget scoring: The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation will now account for macroeconomic effects when estimating the budget impacts of major
February 27, 2015Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This is one of a series of guest TaxVox blog posts discussing dynamic scoring House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has claimed that the House dynamic scoring rule would generate more information. But the new rule asks for an official cost estimate that reflects only a single estimate
February 25, 2015Chye-Ching Huang
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This is one of a series of guest TaxVox blog posts discussing dynamic scoring . It is obvious that changes in spending and tax policies affect macroeconomic variables, such as the Gross Domestic Product. The problem is in knowing how much. Different economic models yield very different answers and
February 20, 2015Rudolph G. Penner
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The House vote to require the Congressional Budget Office and the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation to include macroeconomic effects in some official budget scores is enormously controversial in the policy world and among economists. To help unpack this complex issue, Tax Vox has asked
February 19, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last night, the House Republican leadership proposed new rules that would require the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office to incorporate macroeconomic effects of “major” legislation into their official budget estimates. But there may be less to these new rules for so-
December 24, 2014Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp rolled out his tax reform last week, the Joint Committee on Taxation evaluated its macroeconomic impacts. Using two different models, the nonpartisan JCT found the plan would boost gross domestic product between 0.1 percent and 1.6 percent over the
March 4, 2014William G. GaleDonald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Unlike many previous Republican proposals to cut taxes, the Michigan congressman specifies how government would pay for them. This is critical, but it's not pretty. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul
February 28, 2014William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There is lots of buzz around Washington about whether a laundry list of expiring tax provisions could be the key to a modest budget agreement. Sadly, it is hard to see how. The theory goes like this: Democrats might agree to some cuts in programs such as Medicare if Republicans swallow some new
November 7, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center has changed the way it calculates income . The new definition, which TPC calls “expanded cash income” or ECI, will raise measured income for most taxpayers. ECI includes sources of income TPC previously excluded such as employer contributions to retirement plans and health
July 25, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Immigration policy poses an unusual challenge for the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation. If Congress allows more people into the United States, our population, labor force, and economy will all get bigger. But CBO and JCT usually hold employment, gross domestic product
May 3, 2013Donald Marron