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Business Taxes: TaxVox
While House and Senate GOP leaders still insist they can enact a major tax reform this year, tax experts predict it could take years for...
February 7, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Republicans in the House are proposing sweeping corporate tax reform . Their proposals would effectively repeal the corporate income tax, currently levied at a 35 percent rate, and replace it with a new “destination-based cash-flow tax (DBCFT)” at a 20 percent rate for corporations and 25 percent for unincorporated businesses. The new tax would be border-adjustable – taxing imports and exempting exports.
January 10, 2017William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Donald Trump is not only President-elect, but he is also the hands-down winner of Tax Vox’s Lump of Coal Award for the worst tax policy...
December 20, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Donald Trump peddled an economic fallacy in Monday night’s Presidential debate by suggesting that Mexico’s value added tax, or VAT, gives its producers an advantage...
September 28, 2016Eric Toder
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Would you be willing to swap a new, broad-based consumption tax for your employer’s share of the Social Security and Medicare payroll tax? According to...
July 6, 2016Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Just about everyone wants to redesign the corporate tax, but there is little agreement among lawmakers or policy analysts on how to pay for such a reform. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today , Tax Policy Center co-director Eric Toder urged lawmakers to think beyond the traditional cut-the-rates, broaden-the-base solution.
April 26, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Senator Marco Rubio would convert the income tax into a progressive consumption tax, an ambitious idea that would eliminate the income tax’s penalty on saving. However, a new Tax Policy Center analysis finds that Rubio’s version would slash federal tax revenues by $6.8 trillion over the next decade
February 10, 2016Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Bernie Sanders: Medicare, and tax increases, for all. The Democratic presidential hopeful proposed a $1.38 trillion universal health care plan and the tax hikes aimed to pay for it, just before Sunday’s Democratic debate. Sanders would impose a 2.2 percent income-based premium on all households,
January 19, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
At last night’s GOP debate, Senator Marco Rubio accused Ted Cruz of sneaking a value-added tax (VAT) into his tax reform plan. RUBIO: Here is the one thing I'm not going to do. I'm not going to have something that Ted described in his tax plan. It's called the value-added tax. And it's a tax you
January 14, 2016Leonard E. Burman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Maybe it’s just because Congress is on spring break and tax wonks don’t have much to talk about, but suddenly the idea of a consumption tax is getting a new look. The tax plan proposed earlier this month by senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) is one form of the levy. And tax journalists
March 31, 2015Howard Gleckman