Tax Policy Center

Jim Poterba

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At a Tax Policy Center conference on tax reform yesterday, Jason Furman, the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, said that a major rewrite of the tax code would make little progress until Congress breaks the current impasse over the treatment of pass-throughs-- firms such as
November 4, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The National Tax Association gave this year’s Dan Holland Medal for outstanding contributions to the study and practice of public finance to MIT professor Jim Poterba. Jim, who is also president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, is a terrific economist and one of the nicest people you’ll
November 18, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The secret’s out: Luxembourg sent “comfort letters” to 300 companies and slashed their tax bills. The companies include Pepsi, AIG, Ikea, FedEx, and Deutsche Bank. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists review leaked documents which show that companies channeled hundreds of
November 7, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The National Tax Association will hold its 107 th annual conference next Thursday-Saturday in Santa Fe. Highlights will include presentation of the 2014 Holland Award to MIT’s Jim Poterba, luncheon speeches by Nobel Laureate Joe Stiglitz and Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur,
November 4, 2014Howard Gleckman