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Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
New information surfaced today that suggests that Donald Trump may not only have used aggressive tax planning to reduce his income tax bill to zero,...
October 7, 2016Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
And now, for a lighter look at tax extenders, here’s a song that borrows the tune of The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things.” If you’re looking for something more serious, check out Len Burman’s TaxVox thoughts on the issue . My Favorite (Expired) Tax Breaks Special deductions of teachers’
December 1, 2014Roberton C. Williams
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then. Counting devices before they hatch? Should the GOP take the Senate in November , medical device makers may see a renewed push to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on their products. The tax
October 13, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Senate Democrats are circulating a list of a dozen tax “loopholes” they’d like to close as part of a budget package. It is unlikely that Republicans will agree to any of them except as part of broad tax reform, but it is worth taking a quick look at a few on their merits. Some represent good tax
November 13, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
You can tell when Congress and the President have tough choices to make. That’s when they trot out the euphemisms—all aimed at making what they are about to do sound as benign as possible. Case in point: the impending fiscal cliff. If you listened to President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner’s
November 13, 2012Howard Gleckman