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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley have a new book that has generated an enormous amount of attention...
October 11, 2019Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Whenever the federal government goes completely nuts , it can be comforting to remember the United States is a highly decentralized country . Fifty states...
January 25, 2019Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
With so much to follow in the midterm elections, it is easy to lose sight of a bumper crop of tax-related ballot measures . But...
November 9, 2018Vanessa Williamson
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
“Don’t tax me, don’t tax thee, tax that fella behind the tree.” This bit of doggerel, attributed to the late Senate Finance Committee Chairman Russell...
May 30, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Will the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to legalize sports betting be the tax revenue jackpot that some states hope for? Perhaps, but plenty of...
May 16, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will cut individual income taxes for about two-thirds of US households in 2018, by an average of about $1,300...
March 28, 2018David Weiner
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Congrats to the Government Accounting Standards Board for pushing state and local governments to be more transparent about their tax subsidies. Last week, the agency approved new disclosure requirements that will require states and localities to publicly disclose how much of a given tax is being
August 18, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Ever since the 1970s, when Jude Wanniski and Arthur Laffer came up with the ideas that are now referred to as supply-side economics, conservative politicians have been unable to resist the siren song of tax cuts for big earners. In recent years, this enthusiasm has spread to state governments led
July 29, 2015William G. Gale
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a Maryland law is unconstitutional because it allows residents only a partial tax credit for out-of-state income that is taxed in other states. The decision not only invalidates the Maryland law but may also limit similar taxes in New York
May 18, 2015Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
States can generate powerful economic growth by cutting income tax rates. That, at least, is the theory behind a recent wave of tax cuts, or proposed tax cuts, around the country. Kansas has cut taxes repeatedly in recent years. So has Wisconsin. In Maine, Governor Paul LePage vows to repeal his
May 4, 2015Howard Gleckman