Tax Policy Center

Martin Feldstein

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Martin Feldstein, who died earlier this week, was an intellectual giant who transformed modern public finance and tax policy analysis. He also was a kind,...
June 13, 2019William G. Gale
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
While GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has been reluctant to describe his tax plan as a tax cut, economists close to him have not. And newly-released cost estimates of his tax reform plan -- and their consequences--are worth considering. The very short version: His plan would add at least a
September 10, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Jeb Bush has put forth a tax plan that is ambitious in design, comprehensive in scope, and fairly detailed for this stage of the campaign. In contrast to some of the wilder ideas that permeate the tax debate among Republicans, Bush’s proposal offers many interesting structural changes worthy of
September 9, 2015William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While many Republican presidential candidates are promoting their versions of broad-based tax reform, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton so far seems disinterested in fundamentally restructuring the code. Instead, she’d retain the framework of the current tax law, while tweaking the code to
August 11, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan will be House Ways & Means Chair for a while after all. The 2012 GOP Vice-Presidential nominee feels he is “ in a position to make a big difference ” and wants to remain on the tax-writing panel. Had he run for president in 2016, he would have had to give up his
January 13, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Because politicians seem unwilling to confront specific individual tax preferences, it is likely that any broad-based tax reform will be based on across-the-board curbs on...
July 10, 2013Howard Gleckman