September 20, 2018
Professor James Mirrlees passed away last month at age 82. The Nobel prize-winning economist was a leading public finance theorist who emphasized the optimal design...
September 18, 2018
The Tax Policy Center’s newly released baseline tables tell a nuanced and somewhat paradoxical story. For over a decade, legislative changes and real income growth...
September 17, 2018
The Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently agreed that OMB would review many tax regulations before they are released, a...
September 12, 2018
The House Republican plan to make permanent the individual income and estate tax provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would add almost...
September 7, 2018
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) just introduced the ‘‘ Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act ’’ (or Stop-BEZOS) that would punish...
September 7, 2018
President Trump last week asked the Treasury Department to review the rules surrounding Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for traditional Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans...
September 5, 2018
The Tax Policy Center has updated its estimate of the percentage of Americans who pay no federal individual income taxes. And the number is: 44...
September 5, 2018
An average taxpayer could (and might prefer to) get lost if they try to keep track of all its moving parts, but a little knowledge of the school funding landscape can be a good thing.
September 6, 2018
Most capital income earned by the wealthy never is taxed at the individual level, in part because assets are often not sold and their gains...
September 4, 2018
Note to Congress: About that Internet sales tax thing, stand down...