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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It is the season of Olympic madness. No, not cheering over the dramatic finish of the women’s 400 meter sprint. That would make sense. Rather,...
August 16, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s tax plan would slash taxes for individuals and businesses.
July 18, 2016Richard C. Auxier
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office’s long term budget outlook is a curious document. On one hand, a 30-year fiscal forecast will almost certainly be wrong. But...
July 12, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Critics are blasting Donald Trump for saying his tax plan would be open to negotiation should it ever get to Congress. There are plenty of reasons to criticize the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, but a willingness to find a middle ground on an important policy issue should not be one of them. How did stating the obvious become a political sin?
May 10, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Challenges of Modeling Presidential Tax Plans The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget sponsored a fascinating discussion yesterday on estimating presidential candidate tax plans. My Tax Policy Center colleague Len Burman, Kyle Pomerleau of the Tax Foundation, and Bob McIntyre of Citizens
March 10, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Even in its early stages, the 2016 presidential race looks like it will be remembered for two depressing superlatives. The candidates will spend more money than ever before, and they will promise more costly give-aways than any politicians in history. We’ll save the campaign finance story for
October 20, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
On the Hill… The Senate and House passed funding bills to keep the government open through December 11, with just the usual minutes to spare. Now that that’s taken care of, the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on improper payments in federal programs. Comptroller General of the United
October 1, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered a tax plan last week that he says “eliminates the marriage penalty.” But it may not help many low-income working families. A married couple is penalized if it pays more tax filing a joint return than if each spouse could file individually. Conversely,
September 16, 2015Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Ever since the 1970s, when Jude Wanniski and Arthur Laffer came up with the ideas that are now referred to as supply-side economics, conservative politicians have been unable to resist the siren song of tax cuts for big earners. In recent years, this enthusiasm has spread to state governments led
July 29, 2015William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week, I blogged on the many GOP presidential candidates who are talking about tax reform rather than tax cuts. This week, tax historian Joe Thorndike published a rebuttal on the Tax Analysts blog and on Forbes.com . Joe, who is very much in the watch-what-they-do-not what-they-say (WWTDNWTS)
May 19, 2015Howard Gleckman