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property tax

: TaxVox
On Election Day, 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters backed a convoluted ballot initiative aimed at ending homeowner’s property taxes. Sounds great, right? Well, unfortunately for...
November 17, 2017Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
A year after moving to our new home in Michigan, we faced a big property tax hike. We swallowed hard, but paid it. After all, we had little choice, and it did reflect an increase in the value of our house. Then there is the story about homeowners in Chicago.
January 4, 2017Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The CBO, the ACA, and the economy: Precision doesn’t mean accuracy. Last Friday, the Congressional Budget Office projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $137 billion to the national debt over 10 years but boost the economy. But the estimates came with a big warning: “[R]epealing
June 24, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
The GOP House passes its budget. It promises to balance the books within 10 years by cutting spending by $5.4 trillion. Cuts include $2 trillion from repeal of the Affordable Care Act, $1 trillion from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and $1 trillion from other unspecified
March 26, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Today on the Hill. The Senate Finance Committee examines tax complexity , compliance, and administration with an eye toward simplification in tax reform. Witnesses include Carol Markman of EP Caine & Associates, Mihir Desai of Harvard University, Bruce Bartlett, former deputy assistant
March 10, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
Cyber Monday will live to hear another click. Speaker of the House John Boehner has at least temporarily killed the Marketplace Fairness Act. The bill, which would allow states to require out-of-state websites to collect Internet sales tax, passed the Senate last year with bipartisan support . Tax
November 12, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The Senate won’t “Bring Home Jobs…” at least not through the bill that would have denied tax deductions for costs of moving corporations out of the country. The Bring Home Jobs Act needed 60 votes to pass but received only 54. The House GOP may vote to put the estate tax to death. They’ve been
July 31, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
A tax break on the vine is worth none in the bush? TPC’s Howard Gleckman describes yet another stupid tax trick in his latest post. A provision for some fruit and nut growers was slipped into a bill restoring extra tax breaks for business investment. The goodie, also examined in depth by Marc
June 16, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The House Ways and Means Committee marks up a bill restoring more expired tax breaks tomorrow. On the table: a measure making bonus depreciation for business investment permanent and reforming the tax treatment of some charitable giving. Bloomberg reports that the tax panel will consider whether to
May 28, 2014Renu Zaretsky
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
When it comes to property taxes, location matters. In a new TPC report , my colleague Brian David Moore and I look at just how...
November 18, 2013Benjamin H. Harris