October 14, 2019
State revenue growth was strong in fiscal year 2019 (July-June for 46 of the 50 states), but not as robust as in 2018. And temporary...
October 11, 2019
Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley have a new book that has generated an enormous amount of attention...
October 15, 2019
Recent stories in the news raise important questions about the ability of government to impose constraints on abusive government investigations. I’m not here to judge...
October 8, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changed how families with children were treated under the individual income tax, but for many - changed...
October 7, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) cut federal tax revenues by nearly $2 trillion over its first decade, with almost all the benefit going...
October 3, 2019
This week, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders proposed raising the tax rates for large corporations where there are “exorbitant” pay gaps between top executives and...
October 8, 2019
How important was the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s (TCJA’s) cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in the 2018 congressional elections?...
September 30, 2019
The California Legislature has moved to prohibit local governments from offering certain sales tax incentives to promote economic development and attract businesses, such as e-commerce...
October 2, 2019
Policymakers concerned about the growth of vaping activity could ban vaping products. Or they could try to use taxes to discourage the practice. There are advantages and disadvantages to each policy option. The issue is complicated, because an e-cigarette and its products can be used in many ways with sometimes-conflicting effects.
September 26, 2019
Democrats are focused on passing the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA), and for good reason. If passed, the WFTRA would provide about $ 85...