This week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed voluntary targets for reducing sodium in American diets. Can a salt tax be far behind? The FDA’s proposal comes as a number of jurisdictions in the US and around the world mull various forms of sugar taxes, aimed at both reducing consumption of
Yesterday, my Tax Policy Center colleagues Steve Rosenthal and Lydia Austin published new research that could dramatically change the way we think about corporate taxes. They found that only about one-quarter of corporate stock is held by tax-paying investors—about half of what experts generally
Just about everyone wants to redesign the corporate tax, but there is little agreement among lawmakers or policy analysts on how to pay for such a reform. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing today , Tax Policy Center co-director Eric Toder urged lawmakers to think beyond the traditional cut-the-rates, broaden-the-base solution.
It is only April and we have heard presidential candidates propose some of the biggest and most ambitious tax plans i n modern US history. Donald Trump is proposing the largest tax cut ever, and Ted Cruz is not far behind. Bernie Sanders has proposed the biggest tax increase since World War II. But
As you think about the ambitious tax ideas being proposed by this season’s presidential hopefuls, keep this in mind: Sometimes, far-reaching tax policy ideas outlive the candidacies of those who promote them. Long after their races are distant memories, ideas that opponents mock in the heat of an
While most presidential candidates are proposing big, bold changes to the federal tax code, they seem to be paying little attention to what those revisions would mean for state and local governments. And those implications could be substantial. That, at least, was the consensus at today’s panel
The Challenges of Modeling Presidential Tax Plans The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget sponsored a fascinating discussion yesterday on estimating presidential candidate tax plans. My Tax Policy Center colleague Len Burman, Kyle Pomerleau of the Tax Foundation, and Bob McIntyre of Citizens
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has proposed a tax increase of $15.3 trillion over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center. The tax hikes-- which would help finance Senator Sanders’ ambitious new spending programs for health care, education, and family