The fiscal policy debate in the 2016 presidential election has come down to a familiar question: Do deficits matter?
You might have tuned in to the Oct. 13 Tax Policy Center discussion featuring representatives of each campaign. If you had, you would have seen an absolutely stunning contrast in both style and substance that in many ways mirrored their candidates.
Clinton has proposed a significant tax increase on high-income households and businesses. Trump's plan, while less ambitious than the version he released in 2015, would still largely benefit high-income households and result in a substantial boost in the federal debt.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will require every province to adopt a carbon tax or develop a carbon trading system by 2018. The idea could prove an interesting model for the United States.
Donald Trump believes that cutting taxes on business and high-income households will generate growth. Hillary Clinton believes the answer lies in helping middle-income families by taxing rich individuals and companies. Both are probably wrong.
The scoring system will help illuminate how tax changes affect the overall economy and the federal budget.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte proposed his latest version of a bill to clarify when and how states can impose sales taxes on online and catalogue sales. It is … odd.
Donald Trump’s proposal to cut the tax rate to 15 percent for pass-through businesses, such as partnerships and S corporations, would overwhelmingly benefit high-income taxpayers.
The measures aren’t especially dramatic, and are unlikely to garner many headlines, but they have the potential to make tax filing vastly easier for owners of small firms.
Back in the day, when Soviet-era Russian apparatchiks fell out of favor, they’d become non-persons and even be removed from old group photos. That’s what’s happened to Donald Trump’s tax plan from last September.
Despite what Congress wants you to believe, a bill making Olympic medals and cash awards tax free would do almost nothing to help truly struggling athletes.
In contrast to the Republican platform, the Democrats' tax platform doesn't include many specifics about the party's goal for taxes and does not call for fundamental tax reform.
Though the world economy has changed drastically in the past hundred years, the basic international tax framework has not. Michael Graetz addresses how to handle issues of international tax in a recent talk at Tax Policy Center.
The Republican platform approved yesterday by the GOP convention is an attempt to merge standard party views on taxes with candidate Donald Trump’s less orthodox positions.
Would you be willing to swap a new, broad-based consumption tax for your employer’s share of the Social Security and Medicare payroll tax?
House Speaker Paul Ryan unveils a proposed rewrite of the tax code that includes major tax cuts for businesses and many individuals.
Lawmakers of both parties agree that the U.S. corporate tax system needs reform. Here is the Toder and Viard plan for corporate tax reform that may be up for consideration by Congress come 2017.
A new Congressional Budget Office report reveals the differences between the tax policy debate and what is really going on with taxes in America.
If you have any interest in future tax reform, immigration reform, or health care reform, the way the Congressional Budget Office scores the budgetary effects of major legislation matters--a lot.
In a recent interview, top Ways and Means Staffer Janice Mays says political parties are too divided to further a comprehensive tax reform, though smaller tax reforms may be in our future.