Tax Policy Center

capital gains

Business Taxes: TaxVox
Back in 1991, Saturday Night Live spoofed politicians who see capital gains tax cuts as a panacea. In one sketch, after being frozen for eons,...
May 11, 2020Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The current debate over wealth taxes mostly focuses on whether the very rich are undertaxed, but gives little attention to the most efficient and fairest...
January 8, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
: TaxVox
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed a number of new taxes on high-income households. Add them up and many of the very wealthiest could pay marginal effective tax rates of more than 100 percent.
November 7, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t talking about the way they make their money, or the taxes they pay, but he could have been. According to a...
March 18, 2019Philip Stallworth
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Federal tax and spending policies are worsening the problem of economic inequality. But the tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy are only part of...
February 5, 2019C. Eugene Steuerle
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The issue of government regulation promulgated by unelected officials is central to many of today’s political and policy debates. It has surfaced in the confirmation...
September 21, 2018C. Eugene Steuerle
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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 6, 2018C. Eugene Steuerle
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The idea of indexing capital gains for inflation is getting a lot of attention these days. Larry Kudlow, who heads the White House National Economic...
August 22, 2018C. Eugene Steuerle
: TaxVox
In response to my post attempting to shoot down the Trump Administration’s trial balloon re capital gains indexation, a financial advisor wondered if I might...
August 3, 2018Leonard E. Burman