Testimony

Leonard Burman's testimony, submitted to the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, focuses on both the original minimum tax and its successor, the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT). Both the minimum tax and the AMT have applied in the past to a small minority of...

May 23, 2005
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

The testimony discusses current statistics on tax evasion, the argument for trying to stem it, and why IRS efforts so far have been disappointing. It then focuses on specific issues related to the earned income tax credit (EITC). The testimony concludes that, while deterring system-wide tax...

July 17, 2003
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

In principle, both American voters and their elected officials want to support marriage and the family. One would expect, then, that our expenditure programs and tax code would reflect this desire. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Instead of a consistent policy, we have a crazy quilt...

May 22, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Gene Steuerle testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means on tax reform and charitable contributions. This testimony centers on the point that a tax subsidy like that for charitable contributions should be treated like any other program of government, examined regularly, and reformed to...

February 13, 2013
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

In this testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, Donald Marron offers Congress four pieces of advice as it faces the looming debt limit. First, Congress must increase the debt limit; failing to do so will result in severe economic harm. Second, Congress should not wait until the last...

September 18, 2013
Donald Marron
Testimony

Today's federal budget policies are unsustainable. Three programs - Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid - constitute more than 40 percent of spending other than interest in a normal year and all are growing faster than the economy and tax revenues. At the same time, Congress has kept the...

February 15, 2010
Rudolph G. Penner
Testimony

Leonard Burman's testimony before the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures House Ways and Means Committee on taxes and the federal budget.

March 23, 2010
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

Rudolph Penner's testimony before the House Committee on the Budget on proposals for changing the budget process.

September 21, 2011
Rudolph G. Penner
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
Testimony

Eric Toder testified before the Senate Committee on Finance on how recently proposed incentives for small business may help economic recovery. These incentives are only a small component of broader policies to accelerate recovery from the deep recession we have experienced in the past two years...

February 24, 2010
Eric Toder