Taxes
  • 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...

  • A security camera hangs near a corner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington

    Shutdown Makes a Bad Situation Worse at the IRS

    By Michael Rainey

    A new report from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson says that the 35-day government shutdown just before the start of the tax season produced “real harm” for taxpayers as the IRS struggled to...

  • Goldman Sachs Projects Deficit Will Top $1 Trillion Next Year

    The Congressional Budget Office projected last month that the federal budget deficit for this year would be about $900 billion , up 15 percent from last year but about $84 billion less than it had...

  • 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: *...

  • States See Record Tax Revenues

    By Michael Rainey

    State tax revenues topped $1 trillion for the first time in the 2018 fiscal year, according to a preliminary analysis by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Much of the growth in revenues during...

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

    Whatever Happened to That 10% Middle-Class Tax Cut?

    By Michael Rainey

    Shortly before the midterm elections, President Trump said his administration was working on a tax cut for middle class. “We are going to be putting in and are studying very deeply right now, around...

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