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tax burden

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
No, The US Is Not Overtaxed. Despite what you may have heard, Americans are taxed less than residents of almost any other major developed country...
August 20, 2019Howard GleckmanAravind Boddupalli
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Yesterday my twitter feed exploded with cranky tweets about White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’s press briefing, which started with an anecdote about bar tabs...
October 31, 2017Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The other day, a Daily Deduction reader asked why I used the phrase “tax relief” as a synonym for “tax cuts.” He suggested that “relief” is a loaded term that implies taxes are too high and therefore bad, and that tax cuts, in turn, are good. That hadn’t occurred to me.
August 3, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A couple of weeks ago I donated six cases of water to our neighbors in Flint, Michigan . I’m not alone. In an outpouring of love and solidarity for a city that’s been stuck with poisoned tap water for two years, average Americans and big-name celebrities from across the country have donated
February 2, 2016Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
On the Hill: Taxpayer protection sought, tax reform input needed. The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on protecting taxpayers from scams during the current tax filing season. Yesterday, panel Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden announced their effort to solicit ideas on
March 12, 2015Renu Zaretsky