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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If you still thought there was any chance Congress would pass tax reform before the next election, you can officially abandon hope. In an online interview published Sunday on Morning Consult , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hammered the last nail in the coffin. Asked about his
June 8, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
If you are looking for a break from the dreary debate over the budget, our friends at Tax Analysts will be holding a roundtable discussion on Friday afternoon on the tax treatment of private equity firms. The issue has generated lots of interest since the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a
September 24, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
These days, some people want to impose a new Buffett tax on millionaires while others are outraged that low income people pay no income taxes at all and still others want to cut taxes on “job creators.” All in the name of fairness. Is the tax code fair? Should it be? It all depends on what you mean
May 3, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If you are interested in a serious but accessible look at my favorite topic—tax reform—check out two new books. One, The Benefit and the Burden Tax Reform: Why We Need It and What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett, focuses on individual reform. The second, Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the
March 6, 2012Howard Gleckman