Two-thirds of states enter the year with deficits; 32 spent less in real terms in 2016 than in 2008. Now states must also shift their attention to the gathering fiscal storm clouds in Washington.
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.
Why do state and local governments collect taxes and allocate spending the way they do? A new interactive, online tool breaks down state spending.
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?
Supporters of the GOP tax plan say it would boost investment and economic growth. But I explain how it may provide little benefit – or even reduce investment – especially among very large and public companies.
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.
The corporate tax is ripe for reform. The Republican tax reform proposal is an excellent way to kick-start the needed discussion.
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.
The city gave 155,000 middle- and low-income homeowners a one-time chance to significantly soften the blow of a property tax hike. But few have taken the opportunity. Why?
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.
Americans are accustomed to getting substantial tax refunds soon after they file their returns, especially if they turn in their paperwork early. But starting with the coming filing season, that won’t be possible for many low-income households.
Presidential election years are always a bonanza of bad ideas. And, sadly, this one was no exception.
Last week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced legislation aimed at raising after-tax pay for low-wage workers in Puerto Rico, while reducing employer costs. Here's how.
The negative health effects of consuming sugar are a principal rationale for the new soda taxes. But the taxes have a design weakness: Instead of taxing sugar, they target drink volume.
Reforming the mortgage interest deduction would raise taxes overall by about $240 billion, while benefiting low- and moderate-income taxpayers and boosting rates on higher earners.
Tax treatment of cross-border transactions is not just a matter of the tariffs President-elect Trump has been threatening. It is also deeply embedded in the taxation of corporations.
In a new Tax Policy Center paper, economists draw on many recent tax-reform proposals to design a plan that separates the income tax’s work and child provisions, simplifies filing, and distributes tax benefits more equally.
Trying to parse President-elect Donald Trump’s recent threats against US manufacturers that move production overseas is not easy. One thing is sure: His tweet storm warning of new tariffs raises far more questions than it answers.