Taxes

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...
Sep 25, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

People Pay Taxes

The simple truism that tax professors try to teach, and politicians try to ignore, is that people pay taxes. All taxes are passed onto people in one...
Sep 8, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Ideas for Tax Reform

Recently, Tax Analysts released Toward Tax Reform: Recommendations for President Obama's Task Force , a collection of essays by 32 prominent tax...

Another $95 Billion of Budgeting Through Footnotes

Last week, we wrote about $85 billion worth of stimulus tax cuts which the Obama administration assumed as permanant in their baseline so that they...

Budgeting through Footnotes

 This morning, Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post reported on the decision of the Obama administration to incorporate $85 billion in tax...

Constructing a "Current Policy" Baseline

Today, US Budget Watch released The Cost of “Current Policy”. In this analysis, we show that, while deeply troublesome, CBO’s $7.1...

Taxing the Middle Class

August 4 - Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reiterated the administration's pledge not to raise taxes on Americans earning less...

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