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Donald Marron

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The House Ways and Means Committee marks up a bill restoring more expired tax breaks tomorrow. On the table: a measure making bonus depreciation for business investment permanent and reforming the tax treatment of some charitable giving. Bloomberg reports that the tax panel will consider whether to
May 28, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A carbon tax has great appeal. It could reduce the risk of climate change by building emissions costs into market prices, thus discouraging the use of carbon-based fuels. And it would make a lot of revenue available for a broad range of purposes including reducing other taxes, new spending, or
May 27, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today I had the chance to testify before the House Small Business Committee on the many tax issues facing small business. Here are my opening remarks. You can find my full testimony here . America’s tax system is needlessly complex, economically harmful, and often unfair. Despite recent revenue
April 9, 2014Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
What’s going to happen on October 18 if Congress doesn’t vote to increase the debt limit? Probably nothing. Make no mistake, Washington is still wading...
October 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I was talking to a guy who closely watches Washington for big foreign investors. Like most of us, his clients are struggling...
October 8, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today I had the chance to testify before the Joint Economic Committee about a perennial challenge, the looming debt limit. Here are my opening remarks...
September 18, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the Federal Reserve part of the government? You might think so, but you wouldn’t know it from the way we talk about America’s debt...
July 15, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Max Baucus and Dave Camp, leaders of the Senate and House tax-writing committees, are on the road promoting tax simplification. One goal: cleaning out the...
July 8, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When policy folks talk about America’s federal borrowing, their go-to measures are the public debt, currently $12 trillion, and its ratio to gross domestic product,...
June 24, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The federal government has been borrowing rapidly to finance recent budget deficits. But that’s not the only reason it’s gone deeper into debt. Uncle Sam...
June 17, 2013Donald Marron