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capital gains

Business Taxes: TaxVox
Renaissance Technologies, an investment manager, is once again showing how to aggressively manipulate the tax system for its own benefit. This time, Renaissance is helping its owners/employees (who are some of the wealthiest individuals in the country) to shelter tens of millions of dollars in tax-
June 22, 2015Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
One of the most useful insights of public economics is the "theory of second best." The idea is that adopting some but not all of the features of optimal policy—the seminal article on the subject called this “piecemeal policy recommendations”—may actually make the economy less efficient. A great
March 3, 2015Leonard E. Burman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In his budget proposal, President Obama would raise capital gains taxes as a way to finance middle class tax relief. Along with many Republicans, he also supports tax rate cuts for business and efforts to prevent multinational corporations from avoiding U. S. taxation. This raises an intriguing
February 6, 2015C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center’s tables showing the distribution of President Obama’s new income tax proposals indicate that some middle-class households would pay more tax than under current law. The Administration says they wouldn't. The reason is that TPC and the White House disagree over what counts as
February 2, 2015Leonard E. Burman
: TaxVox
An analysis lays a foundation for debate. The TPC has a new paper on the distributional effects of the President’s tax proposals . His tax cuts primarily benefit low-income single workers and families with children. Households with very high incomes and substantial capital assets would pay more. A
February 2, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Obama’s latest tax package, which he’ll unveil in detail next week along with his new budget, would lower taxes for low-income households and significantly raise taxes for the highest income 1 percent—those making $663,000 or more, according to new Tax Policy Center estimates . Middle-
January 28, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Obama’s new proposal to tax capital gains at death is a welcome change that would close a huge loophole, but it suffers from a serious flaw: For some assets, it would be a record-keeping nightmare. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. The proposal is part of a broader tax plan that Obama
January 21, 2015William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The President plans to announce in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address new proposals that would raise taxes on capital gains for the wealthiest Americans. The proposal would raise the top tax rate on long-term gains and qualifying dividends to 28-percent (including the Affordable Care Act’s 3.8
January 18, 2015Leonard E. Burman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Corporate inversions are all the rage these days as U.S. businesses merge with foreign firms and then restructure the combined businesses as foreign-based corporations. That yields tax benefits and may boost their after-tax profits, but it can also leave their stockholders with unwanted capital
August 20, 2014Roberton C. Williams
: TaxVox
Two appeals courts deliver opposing rulings on Affordable Care Act tax subsidies. The DC Circuit Court ruled yesterday that the tax credits can only go to residents in states that run their own health exchanges. In Richmond, VA, the 4th Circuit Court said the ACA language isn’t clear, so the tax
July 23, 2014Renu Zaretsky