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Business Taxes: TaxVox
Many tax subsidies help new businesses, especially those financed with borrowed money and organized to avoid the corporate income tax . However, large numbers of start-ups may not benefit from this largess, according to a new study by my Tax Policy Center colleagues Joe Rosenberg and Donald Marron
February 9, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
After President Obama proposed, and rapidly abandoned, a plan to curb the tax advantages of Sec. 529 college savings accounts, several wise observers, including my friend David Wessel at Brookings, saw an object lesson for broad-based tax reform. To wit: If lawmakers can’t ditch a single $1 billion
January 30, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Pardon me for being confused. Two weeks ago, voters turned the Senate and several state houses over to Republicans and increased the GOP majority in the House. Now, in a new Wall Street Journal -NBC News pol l, (firewall) Americans have firmly embraced—a Democratic agenda. They want more government
November 20, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Cato Institute has organized an online forum to debate pro-growth economic policy reforms. Tax Policy Center scholars Bill Gale, Donald Marron, and Eric Toder have each contributed to the discussion. As policy makers search for ways to raise economic growth and improve the living standards of
November 20, 2014William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans had a very good day yesterday. But can they translate their ballot-box success into a positive legislative agenda? It won’t be easy but here are six clues: Mitch McConnell : He is a brilliant legislative tactician. We know he’ll use those skills to try to outmaneuver Democratic Leader
November 5, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then. Stranger than fiction: The IRS, “structuring,” and asset seizures. A business’ cash deposits, if under $10,000, do not trigger a government reporting requirement. But that could look like “
October 27, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Over the past week, three senior Washington lawmakers released foundational documents that describe both their agendas and their perspectives on government. On one level, they...
March 4, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Effective tax rates have been rising since 2009 and will continue to rise for a few more years before they flatten out, according to Tax...
December 12, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The budget deal announced Tuesday wouldn’t raise taxes—members of Congress can vote for it without violating their no-tax pledges. But the plan will collect billions...
December 11, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Just as President Obama was decrying our nation’s rising income inequality , the Congressional Budget Office provided him with some new ammunition. CBO’s latest report...
December 9, 2013Roberton C. Williams