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Understanding the Health Insurance Excise Tax

The health care reform bill recently passed by the Senate Finance Committee relies on a $200 billion health insurance tax to help fund the costs of...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:In an editorial titled, “2.47 trillion dimes,”...

Meeting Today of President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Today PERAB, otherwise known as the Tax Reform Subcommittee of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, is holding a meeting focusing on tax...
Oct 15, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Vetting the VAT

In a recent op-ed, Henry Aaron and Belle Sawhill argued that a value added tax (VAT) – a tax on consumption imposed piece-wise in various...

What About Cutting Spending?

In their oped in the Washington Post today, Henry Aaron and Isabel Sawhill argue that raising taxes will be necessary to close the fiscal gap and...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:In an editorial titled, “The Greatest Show on Earth,...
Oct 9, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Coalition Tries to Make a Stimulus Tax Break Permanent

Today, the Congressional Quarterly reported that a coalition of airport authorities, port authorities, and student loan lenders is pushing Congress...
Oct 6, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The U.S. Taxpayer and the IMF

For the U.S. taxpayer, last weekend’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings in Turkey were a reminder of the importance of global...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

This weekend, there have been a number of editorials about fiscal and budget policy. Among them:USA Today argued for "patching" the...
Oct 1, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Simplifying the Tax Code

Yesterday, the tax subgroup of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) met to discuss ideas for simplifying the tax code as part...

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