Taxes

Rick Perry's Plan for Taxes and Economic Growth

Earlier today, Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry announced details of his "Cut, Balance and Grow" plan for spending and tax reform.

MY VIEW: Perspectives on the Tax Reform Act of 1986

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 turned 25 on Saturday, prompting a number of commentators to write their perspective on the reform. We will highlight three specifically, focusing on the lessons from the 1986 Act, the possible economic effects, and why we should/how we can produce a similar reform effort today.

Gene Steuerle: Tax Reform - Lessons from History

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's economic plan received a lot of attention at Tuesday night's debate. Regardless of what one thinks about the plan itself, the fact that it generated so much discussion is a positive development. With so many voters justifiably concerned about the economy and yearning for their leaders to adopt sound policies that will spur growth in the short and long-run, the focus on Cain's plan underscores the dearth of concrete ideas from policymakers and the public's desire for action.

Tax Cuts Mostly Explain Low Revenue

The usual story about the recent historical low in revenue we have seen over the past three years is due to the recession. After all, revenue was at 19 percent of GDP before the recession and is projected to rise back above its 40-year historical average later this decade (even with the 2001/2003 tax cuts extended).

Momentum Continues to Grow for the Chained CPI

The chained CPI, a policy option that has been endorsed by experts, organizations, and many others from across the political spectrum and has just received another loud endorsement, this time courtesy of Alan Viard at the American Enterprise Institute.

Design Your Own Corporate Tax Plan!

If you've ever wanted to design your own corporate tax reform, now you can with our new Interactive Tax Reform Calculator. There is no question that the U.S. corporate tax system is badly in need of reform, and leaders in both parties have been pursuing this goal.

Huntsman to Propose Revenue-Neutral Tax Reform

It's no secret that taxes will be a central element in national politics over the next fourteen months leading up to the Presidential election. With that in mind, Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is prepared to offer up a comprehensive tax reform plan.

Informative Tables from Tax Policy Center

Tax Policy Center has two sets of interesting tables that have just come out in the past few days. They offer some great information for those of you who are eager to brush up on your knowledge of the tax code.

‘Line’ Items: Goals Edition

Clutch Goals -- The U.S. Women’s Soccer team scored an improbable victory over Brazil on Sunday in the Women’s World Cup, overcoming a scoring and manpower deficit with a last-minute goal and sealing the victory through penalty kicks. A similar storyline is playing out in Washington involving a different deficit -- the federal budget deficit. It looks as if negotiations to raise the statutory debt limit and reduce the deficit will also come down to the wire.

The Facts on the Chained CPI

Coverage of the so-called "chained CPI" has been heating up recently, due to rumors that it might be included in the latest round of debt negotiations.

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