Taxes
  • The Incredible Shrinking Tax Rate for the Rich

    By Michael Rainey

    The highest-income households in the U.S. have seen an enormous reduction in their overall tax burdens since 1950, a development highlighted Sunday by The New York Times’ columnist David Leonhardt,...

  • Would a Warren/Sanders Wealth Tax Kill the Economy?

    By Michael Rainey

    As Democratic presidential candidates debate a variety of new social programs, from universal health care to free higher education, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are calling for a wealth tax to...

  • IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

    By Paul Kiel, ProPublica

    The IRS audits the working poor at about the same rate as the wealthiest 1% . Now, in response to questions from a U.S. senator, the IRS has acknowledged that’s true but professes it can’t change...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren delivers a major policy speech  in Washington

    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Tax Corporate Lobbying

    By Michael Rainey

    Elizabeth Warren released a proposal to tax companies that spend more than $500,000 a year on lobbying the federal government. The goal of the plan is to “end lobbying as we know it,” Warren said in...

  • Tents and tarps erected by homeless people are shown along the sidewalks in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles, California

    Rising Income Inequality Is a Fiscal Risk: Moody’s

    Income inequality in the United States last year reached the highest level since the Census Bureau started tracking it more than 50 years ago, even as median household income also reached a nominal...

  • The deadline is approaching to report large foreign bank accounts to the IRS.

    Mapping Tax Havens

    By Michael Rainey

    Multinational corporations routinely shift billions of dollars around the world to reduce their tax bills. In 2016, according to researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the...

  • President Donald Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady smile at each other after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    Repeal and Replace Trump’s Tax Cuts?

    By Michael Rainey

    The latest entry in the American Enterprise Institute’s ongoing blog series examining the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act comes from Jason Furman, the former chairman of the White House Council of Economic...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Trump's Tax Cuts: Success, Failure or Too Soon to Judge?

    Get ready, tax geeks. The American Enterprise Institute, a right-leaning think tank, has just launched a new blog series examining the impact of the Trump tax reform. “Clearly, the only thing certain...

  • U.S. President Trump speaks at a House Republican retreat in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

    Trump Touts ‘Inspirational’ Middle Class Tax Cut

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump said Thursday that he is working on a new tax cut for middle-class households, to be unveiled “sometime in the next year.” Speaking to lawmakers at a GOP retreat in Baltimore, Trump...

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    Are Tax Cuts or Spending Hikes Driving the Deficit?

    By Michael Rainey

    Republican tax cut enthusiasts are generally unwilling to link the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the rapidly growing federal deficit, preferring instead to point the finger at spending increases that...

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