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The Senate Finance Committee has created five bipartisan working groups to develop ideas for comprehensive tax reform by the end of May. It is a good idea. But it is unlikely to accelerate the panel’s timetable for producing legislation. The task forces won't develop many new ideas. Let’s be honest
January 15, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Congress has adjourned. The Daily Deduction will post on Mondays until the 114th Congress convenes. Expired tax breaks: Renewed for 2014. Last night the Senate passed a $42 billion package of expired tax breaks by a vote of 76-16 . In two weeks' time, the tax breaks will expire. Again. Senate
December 17, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress is in the midst of another Perils of Pauline political showdown: This time the drama is over how to finance the highway trust fund, which will be unable to pay its bills in a couple of weeks. House Republicans have cooked up one set of gimmicks to keep the money flowing for a few months.
July 10, 2014Howard Gleckman
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The Senate Finance Committee takes their turn as “The Highway Men.” They’ll consider tax changes for more highway funds tomorrow with Chairman Ron Wyden's bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of the year. The plan would raise $9 billion in tax revenue over ten years. Tax code
June 25, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, the House Ways & Means Committee voted to cut taxes for certain businesses by $310 billion. Washington, being Washington, is now in the midst of a partisan debate over whether this is in fact a tax cut or, conversely, whether failing to cut those business levies would be a tax
May 1, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), about to become the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday that he aims to eventually rewrite what he...
February 10, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The year in taxes started with the nation toppling, briefly, over the fiscal cliff. And it ended with some interesting policy proposals on tax reform...
December 12, 2013William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In an effort to jumpstart moribund tax reform efforts, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is suggesting major changes in the way U.S.-based multinational...
November 19, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
No one quite knows what exactly Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) mean when they say they will...
July 3, 2013C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chairman and senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, tried to jump-start the drive towards tax...
June 27, 2013Howard Gleckman