Taxes

Oct 15, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Vetting the VAT

In a recent op-ed, Henry Aaron and Belle Sawhill argued that a value added tax (VAT) – a tax on consumption imposed piece-wise in various...

What About Cutting Spending?

In their oped in the Washington Post today, Henry Aaron and Isabel Sawhill argue that raising taxes will be necessary to close the fiscal gap and...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:In an editorial titled, “The Greatest Show on Earth,...
Oct 9, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Coalition Tries to Make a Stimulus Tax Break Permanent

Today, the Congressional Quarterly reported that a coalition of airport authorities, port authorities, and student loan lenders is pushing Congress...
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...

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