• Chart of the Day: US Household Income

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office released a new report Monday on the distribution of income in the U.S. Ignoring means-tested transfers and federal taxes, the average household income in 2014 was $19,...

  • Democrats’ New Weapon in the Tax Wars: Interactive Maps

    By Michael Rainey

    The political battle over the effects of the Republican tax cuts is heating up, with Democratic lawmakers on the Joint Economic Committee releasing a set of interactive maps Monday designed to show...

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    Tax Bill Throws Wicked Curve at Pro Sports Teams

    By Michael Rainey

    Thanks to a 1967 ruling from the IRS, professional sports franchises have made trades without worrying about taxes. Under the rule, player contacts were swapped as “like-kind property,” a tax-free...

  • A Withering Take on the New Pass-Through Tax Rules

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Daniel Shaviro , a tax law professor at New York University, published an analysis of the new U.S. rules for pass-throughs, and the abstract for the paper is just scorching: "The pass-through rules...

  • Federal income tax rates fell during the Ronald Reagan years—no surprise there. But according to March data from the <a href="" target="_blank">Tax Policy Center</a>, rates have continued t

    Liberal and Conservative Policy Wonks Agree: Sneaky Tax Breaks Need to Go

    By Michael Rainey

    There was rare agreement across the political spectrum at the House Ways and Means Tax Policy subcommittee hearing this week, with policy experts from Heritage Foundation, the Institute on Taxation...

  • GOP Tax Bill Could Destabilize State Revenues

    By Michael Rainey

    State and local tax revenues grew at a significantly faster pace in the final quarter of 2017, according to preliminary data analyzed by the Rockefeller Institute of Government . The bump may be...

  • FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol building is lit at dusk ahead of planned votes on tax reform in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

    Fixing the Tax Bill: Errors, Uncertainty and an Opportunity for Democrats

    The GOP tax bill needs some fixing. The massive tax cut, rushed through Congress late last year, includes “a host of errors and ambiguities … that businesses big and small are just now discovering...

  • Computer on fire

    What We're Reading: March 9, 2018

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Here's what we have our eye on today: NEWS Rep. Diane Black Pushing for Anti-Abortion Language in Spending Bill – Washington Examiner Omnibus Action Next Week Possible, but Obstacles Still Exist –...

  • The Tax Reform Saga Will Continue

    By Michael Rainey

    Scott Greenberg of the Tax Foundation has a reminder for anyone following the fiscal debate in Washington: “Tax Reform Isn’t Done.” That’s the title of a new paper from Greenberg and the topic of a...

  • Those Tax-Cut Bonuses May Be Fleeting

    By Michael Rainey

    Plenty of questions remain about how workers will ultimately fare from the Trump tax overhaul. The White House has cited a rash of bonus payments from major corporations as proof that workers are...

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