Congress may be headed toward passing a tax cut the public is not demanding.
So far, the early debate over a 2017 tax bill has been an inside-the-Beltway game. But what will happen once the tax debate gets out of Washington? Will it engage a highly polarized and often-confused public?
What makes people think the tax system is 'fair'?
The return is a case study for why the Alternative Minimum Tax, for all its flaws, serves a useful purpose. But it’s mostly strong evidence that the basic law desperately needs fixing.
What do Russia and the Affordable Care Act have to do with taxes? Everything.
The spending plan Trump aides described this week will never pass Congress, not even one where both chambers are controlled by Republicans, says the Tax Policy Center.
Some lawmakers claim a border-adjustable tax will raise massive amounts of revenue to help pay for corporate tax cuts and give a powerful jolt to US-based manufacturers. But both cannot be true.
A high-powered group of Republicans and business executives proposed replacing regulations for reducing greenhouse gases with a carbon tax. The two most interesting things about this initiative are who proposed it and what they’d do with the money.
On one hand, there are curbs that could not be ignored even if the US Congress changed the tax law. On the other, many clergy already engage in some campaigning. And for the most part, the IRS looks the other way.
Tax writers will have to resolve scores of legal and economic problems before enacting GOP's tax plan. Addressing any one will be a complex and time-consuming. Dealing with them all could be a policy nightmare.
President Trump and Congress are likely to consider an historically broad range of tax and spending changes over the next year. But they’ll be doing so in the face of unprecedented long-term fiscal challenges, according to new estimates.
More than ever, it looks like Congress will settle for a big tax cut and abandon reform.
In Washington-speak, there's a debate about the merits of border adjusted taxes and a border tax. To any normal human, these sound like the same thing. But trust me, they are not.
Top presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway has made an important rhetorical pivot: The Trump Administration may no longer be pushing for tax 'cuts' or even tax 'reform.' Its new goal is tax 'relief.' Why is this messaging change important?
At his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing Thursday, Steven Mnuchin, Mr. Trump’s choice to head the Treasury Department, seemed confused about the Tax Policy Center estimate's of the cost of Trump's tax plan. Here are the facts.
It was probably too good an idea to survive the Washington policy meat grinder, but President-elect Donald Trump may have killed the House Republicans’ favored corporate tax reform before it even had a chance.
A delay would not only affect health care in the US, it could have significant implications for a big 2017 tax bill.
Tax Policy Center calculates that the House GOP tax blueprint would significantly reduce effective tax rates on some entrepreneurs, while Trump's most recent plan would only modestly lower their effective tax rates.
Making tax policy predictions for 2017 is especially perilous, given the uncertainties surrounding the incoming administration’s fiscal agenda. But since there is a good chance Congress will enact a major tax bill this year, here are ten key issues to watch.
Presidential election years are always a bonanza of bad ideas. And, sadly, this one was no exception.