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tax expenditures

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The percentage of Americans who don’t pay income tax is making headlines again. However, the story hasn’t changed since I blogged about it last year...
September 18, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yes, political conventions are costly anachronisms. But, with patience and time, one can learn quite a lot about a political party by watching, or reading,...
August 31, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In a recent paper , we showed that any revenue-neutral tax reform that included Governor Romney’s specific tax cuts and that met his stated goal...
August 30, 2012Samuel BrownWilliam G. GaleAdam Looney
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Paul Ryan is often identified as a deficit hawk. And while he regularly talks about the importance of balanced budgets, that’s not what matters most...
August 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In the recent contretemps over Mitt Romney’s tax plan, some Romney partisans have asserted that the Massachusetts governor’s revenue plank mimics the tax elements of...
August 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Politicians and pundits constantly debate the size of government. Is it big or small? Growing or shrinking? You might hope these simple questions have simple...
July 31, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It won’t be impossible for pay for substantial individual tax rate reductions by cutting tax expenditures. But it will be very, very hard. The challenges...
July 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A House panel today began what could be the beginning of a remarkable exercise: It is reviewing the merits of dozens of expiring tax provisions...
April 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an interesting Tax Policy Center panel on taxing the rich. With the Senate about to debate a Buffett tax on millionaires,...
April 12, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The tax code is chock full of credits, deductions, deferrals, exclusions, exemptions, and preferential rates. Taken together, such tax preferences will total almost $1.3 trillion...
April 9, 2012Donald Marron