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Presentation

Donald Marron, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, walks viewers through the anatomy of the Fiscal Cliff, explaining exactly what is at stake for Americans in various income groups.

September 30, 2012
Donald Marron
Brief

As Mitt Romney recently noted, about 47 percent of U.S. households do not pay federal income taxes. Some see this as evidence of a welfare state run amok. Others think that gimmicks and loopholes let both rich and poor Americans duck their taxes. This commentary corrects some misconceptions...

September 24, 2012
William G. GaleDonald Marron
Testimony

Donald Marron's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures of the Committee on Ways and Means on evaluating tax extenders.

June 8, 2012
Donald Marron
Research report

Tax expenditures are getting increased scrutiny from budget hawks and tax reformers. New Treasury estimates, released as part of President Obama's recent budget, indicate that these tax preferences will reduce individual and corporate income tax revenues by almost $1.1 trillion in 2012. Those...

April 9, 2012
Donald Marron
Research report

The federal government is larger than conventional budget measures suggest. Many tax preferences are effectively spending programs. Adding these preferences to federal outlays and receipts makes the government appear about 4 percent of GDP larger. The 1986 tax reform cut these benefits, but they...

March 26, 2012
Donald MarronEric Toder
Brief

In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses the U.S.'s controversial coporate income tax rates.

March 23, 2012
Donald Marron
Brief

In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses the six-pack of expiring temporary tax cuts which could provide the incentive to reshape the tax code and boost the budget.

March 13, 2012
Donald Marron
Brief

In a contribution to the International Economy magazine, Donald Marron offers his perspective on tax reform.

February 15, 2012
Donald Marron
Research report

To help pay for expanded health insurance coverage, the health reform legislation enacted in 2010 included a new 3.8 percent tax on the net investment income of high-income taxpayers. When it goes into effect in 2013, it will increase the top tax rate on capital gains, dividends, and other...

January 31, 2012
Donald Marron

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