Taxes
  • Trump on the $22 Trillion National Debt: 'Growth Will Straighten It Out'

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump was asked at his wide-ranging press conference Friday about the roughly $2 trillion increase in public debt during the first two years of his administration: Question: Let me also ask...

  • 		<p>Limit itemized deductions to 15 percent, with special provisions to maintain incentives for charitable giving.</p>    <p>      <strong>Broader benefits to U.S. economy</strong>      <br />Raises revenue more efficiently by reducing tax expenditures;

    Poll of the Day: Democrats and Taxes

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Democrats and Republicans receive roughly equal grades when it comes to the question of which party is best suited to handle taxes, according to an analysis by Navigator , a polling and research...

  • Amazon unveils effort to develop original TV shows

    Amazon Pulls the Plug on NYC Headquarters

    By Michael Rainey

    Amazon is canceling its plan to build a corporate campus in New York City, the company announced Thursday. The decision comes following months of local criticism of the project, in which the company...

  • The Great Debt Debate: How Dangerous Is It?

    By Michael Rainey

    MIT economist Olivier Blanchard caused a stir in fiscal circles last month with an academic paper suggesting that current levels of public debt may be less worrisome than many experts think (see our...

  • Eighty-four percent of Americans receiving refunds intend to pay down debt, save or invest.

    Why Smaller Tax Refunds Could Ding the Economy

    By Michael Rainey

    Although tax season has only just begun, early data from the IRS shows that the average individual tax refund is 8.4 percent smaller so far this year. Some critics have been quick to blame the...

  • 5 Tax Issues to Watch in 2019

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A divided Congress isn’t going to make another round of sweeping changes to the tax law this year, but there are plenty of important tax issues that are likely to come up. Tax Policy Center Senior...

  • Why 2018 Was an ‘Unusual Year’ for US Tax Revenues

    By Michael Rainey

    Federal tax revenues were lower in 2018 than in 2017, reversing a trend of rising revenues seen in recent years, according to U.S. Treasury data tracked by District Economics Group. DEG’s Diane Lim...

  • Washington, DC

    What’s in the New House Rules Package

    By Michael Rainey

    The new Democratic-controlled House is expected to adopt a rules package Thursday, with provisions covering a variety of issues ranging from wearing religious headgear on the House floor (to be...

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

    Did Trump’s Tax Cuts Make America Poorer?

    By Michael Rainey

    Economist Paul Krugman took another look at the 2017 tax cuts in The New York Times Tuesday, arguing that they are “even worse than you’ve heard.” Many critics of the tax bill have complained that...

  • The Worst Tax Idea of 2018

    By Michael Rainey

    The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center on Thursday handed out its annual Lump of Coal award for the worst tax idea of the year. The impressive list of nominees from TPC’s Howard Gleckman include: *...

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