Tax Policy Center

Orrin Hatch

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Late last night, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) revealed his revised version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the panel will...
November 15, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
While many analysts are focusing on the differences between the House Ways & Means Committee’s tax cut and the just-released version proposed by Senate Finance...
November 10, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The tax outline proposed by President Trump last April, built around a 15 percent business tax rate, has three deep flaws: It could add more...
August 22, 2017Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
On July 18, four former assistant Treasury secretaries for tax policy testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the prospects and challenges of achieving tax...
July 19, 2017Mark J. Mazur
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
It seems that every day, the prospects for tax reform dim a bit more. This is what’s happened in just the past few days: Last...
February 2, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
RIP DBCFT It was probably too good an idea to survive the Washington policy meat grinder, but President-elect Donald Trump may have killed the House...
January 17, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Top Ways & Means Staffer Janice Mays Surveys The Future of Tax Reform Last week, Politico’ s Brian Faler did a great interview (paywall) with Janice Mays, the long-time Democratic staff director for the House Ways & Means Committee. Janice, who has just retired after a remarkable 40 years
May 31, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
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
May 17, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Just about everyone wants to redesign the corporate tax, but there is little agreement among lawmakers or policy analysts on how to pay for such a reform. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today , Tax Policy Center co-director Eric Toder urged lawmakers to think beyond the traditional cut-the-rates, broaden-the-base solution.
April 26, 2016Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The House has a short-term patch for the Highway Trust Fund… Late Monday night, the House Ways & Means Committee released a plan to cover the Highway Trust Fund with $8.1 billion through mid-December 2015. The patch would use revenue collected by tightening IRS compliance rules. The House could
July 15, 2015Renu Zaretsky