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4 Reasons Not To Believe Trump When He Says He'll Fix The Tax Code

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump on Monday offered an extended version of the argument he and his supporters have been making since Sunday morning, following a blockbuste...

Tax Reform For A Healthier America: Could Fixing An Unfair Tax Code Actually Improve U.S. Health?

Barry Segal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Barry Segal

In September of 2013, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan) issued a j...

It's True: America Is an Overweight Welfare State... But for Whom?

The Heller School | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
The Heller School

Since the dawn of modern American political history, conservatives have railed against the left for supporting social welfare. America's welfare programs, so the story goes, create cultures of dependency that weigh down the economy. Who caused this tremendous burden on the U.S. taxpayer?

A Big Way Congress Can Get the IRS Off the Backs of Small Businesses

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Katie Vlietstra

Another year, another tax season, more unjust taxes on the small business community. Despite stepping out of the unemployment line and into a new, job creating small business on Main Street, small business owners could be hit with another unfair tax this year when they file their returns.

Elizabeth Warren: Big Corporations Pay Zero Taxes And It's A Problem

Quora | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Quora

What are your ideas and proposals for reforming the US tax system? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Twice the Burden: Low-Wage Employers Cost Taxpayers Billions in Public Assistance and Lost Tax Revenue

Yannet Lathrop | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Yannet Lathrop

On Tax Day, while working Americans contribute their part to keeping the country running, many companies that pay low-wages will exploit a loophole in the tax code that that allowed them to write off taxes on over $66 billion in executive compensation pay between 2007 and 2010.

It's Time to Queer Our Taxes

Meghan Maury | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Meghan Maury

While more states are recognizing same-sex couples' right to marry, there is still an enormous amount of work to be done to secure social justice for all. Ensuring that our families are recognized by the federal tax code is a queer issue. Updating our tax code must remain a key component of advancing freedom, equality, and justice for LGBTQ people.

Why We Should Care About Tax Policy

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.14.2015 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

President Obama's announcement of new tax benefits for middle class and working families, highlighted in the State of the Union and detailed in his FY 2016 budget, shines a light on the tax code in a way that demands our attention and engagement.

Federal Tax Code Unfair to the Super-Wealthy?

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

It's certainly possible that the top tax rate in America is too high, but the fact that elected officials in charge of tax policy pretend that what the top 1 percent pay in federal income tax is reasonable proxy for fairness tells you all you need to know about how serious they are about fixing the problem.

Soon Student Loans Will Look Like the Tax Code

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Colleges make it simple for students to borrow by packaging several different types of federal loans... Sometimes, schools even give students more loans than they need. The students have to accept the package and deal with the loans when they leave, whether they graduate or not.

Republicans Just Don't Get It

Harlan Green | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

There is a reason why it has taken so long to emerge from the Great Recession. And the Republican leaders of the House and Senate with their new majorities exemplify why we have barely emerged from it.

It's Not Over Yet

Jaimie Woo | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Our representatives will need to pass a continuing resolution to ensure funding for the federal government, and they're also likely to renew a collection of 55 temporary tax breaks, known as "tax extenders," that are set to expire at the end of this year.

Three Buckets of Small Business Attention

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.

How A Fairer Tax Code Can Improve America's Infrastructure

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The Stop Corporate Expatriation and Invest in America's Infrastructure Act will put an end to tax-avoiding corporate expatriations and devote the resulting revenue to the Highway Trust Fund, which will address the immediate funding crisis facing America's highway and transit systems this summer.

What's in Your Mailbox? Tips on What to Do When Uncle Sam Comes Knocking

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.

On Piketty: 90 Percent of Americans Support Higher Taxes on Investment Income

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

I highlight three key findings from our study -- the full 2014 WalletHub Tax Fairness Survey includes detailed analysis of attitudes and opinions towards a range of tax policy questions.

Watch: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In the second part of his interview with me, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that such lucrative loopholes are contributing to America's inequality problem and persistent unemployment rate.

Pessimism Economics

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Why should we aspire, or even accept, sub-par educations for American workers that leave them unable to compete in every sector of both the U.S. economy and globally as well? Why not be serious about education reform, vocational training, and lifelong learning? What a pessimistic vision!

Good Afternoon, Vietnam: A Revolutionary Small Business Impetus and I Learned About It on Skype (Part 2)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.

Most Americans Have No Clue How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent (And Don't Care)

Casey Bond | Posted 05.26.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Using information released by the White House and the per capita personal income of $42,693 (according to Bureau of Business and Economic Research), GOBankingRates calculated how the average American's 2013 federal income tax bill breaks down.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil...

Economic Inequality: When Is Enough Enough?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While economic disparities plague all of the nations across the planet, nowhere are these disparities more extreme than in the United States, and so I ask, when is enough enough?

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Obama Needs to Be in the Ring

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While we know a goal for Republicans is to take over the Senate in the 2014 elections, and a goal for Democrats is to take back the House of Representatives, the president can rise above that for the next four months as we approach the next deadlines.

Bullish on France

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Kolb

Last year while visiting Le Havre, I talked with a young waiter working two jobs to save enough money to go to school to specialize in international law. I asked him how much money he needed, and when he told me 4,000 euros, I almost laughed.