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state and local taxes

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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The idea is straight out of Economics 101: If you want people to do less of something, raise the price. And California desperately needs its residents and businesses to use less water. So rather than trying to curb water use through a complex maze of regulation, why not just raise the price though
April 7, 2015Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The New York Times recently reported Republican governors across the country were "bucking the party line" on taxes, citing eight GOP executives proposing tax hikes. Bloomberg also noted the trend of Republican governors and "much-regretted" tax increases earlier this week. However, the Wall Street
February 25, 2015Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Politicians love sales tax holidays as good campaign fodder. Retailers celebrate them with gaudy signs announcing tax-free shopping, and consumers line up to take advantage of the deals. But economists and policy analysts across the ideological spectrum condemn them as poorly targeted tax policy
August 18, 2014Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Small business owners are more concerned with the complexity of state and local tax laws than with the amount of tax they pay, according to a recent survey conducted by Thumbtack.com in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation. Aside from economic conditions, small business owners’
June 18, 2014Frank Sammartino
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
An advisory commission has recommended some interesting changes to the District of Columbia’s tax system. The commission’s proposals may provide some useful lessons for other...
February 18, 2014Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
It isn’t easy to get up-to-date information about state and local economic conditions. Now, a new one-stop resource from The Tax Policy Center’s State and...
July 9, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
We’ve all seen the articles in Forbes, Kiplingers , or U.S. News trumpeting the best states to live in retirement. A key measure for them...
February 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It is that time of year when we celebrate with family, remember all we have to be thankful for, and scramble to squeeze out those...
December 27, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Welcome to Tax Vox’s fifth annual Lump of Coal Award recognizing 2011’s ten worst moments in fiscal policy. It is hard to imagine so much...
December 22, 2011Howard Gleckman