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A Simplified Way to Tax Multinational Corporations

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

The epidemic of tax inversions represents just one of many ways corporations are dodging their taxes by taking advantage of our outdated and rigged corporate tax system.

Wealthy Senate Candidate Paid Very Low Tax Rate

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land paid less than three percent of her income over the past two years in federal taxes, due primarily to he...

Tax is All About Trust

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Pascal Saint-Amans Following the financial crisis in 2008, millions of citizens faced hardship as they set about repairing the damage done to th...

Tax Fairness: What Do People Think About It?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Nothing too surprising -- those who pay more in federal taxes think they're too high; almost nobody thinks their tax bill is too low. But departing from the data a bit, there are two factors that I suspect have an impact on our general perceptions of tax fairness.

This WSJ Chart About Taxing The Rich Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

The Wall Street Journal trolled the private-jet set this weekend, warning the wealthy of the "sticker shock" of soaring taxes. But fear not, rich peop...

Ben Hallman

This Map Basically Demolishes GOP's Tax Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

As everyone knows, Southern politicians despise taxes more than just about anything -- except perhaps cornbread with sugar, or iced tea without. T...

Large Companies Find Ways To A Zero Tax Rate

USA Today | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business

Despite widespread groans about the recent disclosure that Apple is finding ways to cut its federal tax bill, an analysis shows the computer giant is ...

Deflation is the Danger

Harlan Green | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

The Federal Reserve is about to announce their decision on when to begin tapering their purchases of securities at next Tuesday's FOMC meeting. Amon...

The 7 Biggest Economic Lies

Robert Reich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

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Threatening to 'Reform' the Earned Income Tax Credit

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The more I hang around the DC tax debate, the more I'm exposed to deeply misguided thinking that seems largely motivated by the conviction that poor people -- in this case, the working poor -- have too much money and the wealthy have too little.

The Challenge of Tax Reform: A Price Without a Product

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

While the reformers are running around trying to get folks excited about tax expenditures (the price), government (the product) is increasingly dysfunctional.

Undocumented Immigrants Pay Taxes At A Higher Rate Than WHO!?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

Undocumented immigrants are handing over a larger share of their income to state and local governments than the top 1 percent, according to an analysi...

Social Security Isn't Dead

Harlan Green | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Social Security isn't dead, or even dying in spite of the prediction by the Social Security Trustees that it will no longer be able to pay full benefi...

17 Companies Pressuring Congress To Cut Corporate Tax Rates

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

Many big companies are complaining about their tax bills again, but some of them appear to not be paying all that much to begin with. The top leade...

Capital Gain, Social Loss

Edward Corcoran | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

To the extent that this favorable tax treatment facilitates economic expansion, the overall economy is mis-structured. Moving more assets to the wealthy should certainly not be a prerequisite for job development and economic progress.

Marginal Utility

David Crisanti | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
David Crisanti

There is another side to advances in technology. Perhaps the shrinking support republicans garner among the rich shows that they know that yesterday's pitchforks may become tomorrow's surface to air missiles.

Sam Stein

White House Won't Draw Definitive Lines On Tax Revenues In Sequestration Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The debate over replacing the impending $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts has boiled down to a fight over tax revenues. Democr...

Self-Employed Social Security Nightmare

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 04.20.2013 | Small Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

Self-employed pay the highest income tax rate of any group in the US economy. In 2013 self-employed workers will owe a total tax rate of 25.3 to 43.3 ...

The Same Old Party

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The GOP can try to repackage their party by reaching out to all demographics. But, for many Americans, the GOP is just the same old party.

Jason Linkins

Reminder: Everything You've Been Told About 'Economic Uncertainty' Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Over at Bloomberg, Caroline Baum adds to the efforts of those who would point out that all the constant cable news talk over "uncertainty" cramping ec...

The Grass Is Always Greener on Someone Else's Course

James A. White | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
James A. White

It's easy to understand why a professional golfer might believe editorials, politicians and e-mails that spread the myth of an America evenly divided between makers and takers, but it's harder to tolerate the malicious spreading of that fabrication.

Dem Governor Proposes Higher Tax Rate For Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Minnesota would overhaul its state tax system under a $37.9 billion two-year general fund budget that Governor Mark ...

Are Repubs Losing Their Religion?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The fiscal-cliff deal was far from perfect -- but don't sniff at a serious surrender from the GOP. ...

Self-Employed Pay Highest Tax Rate in US

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

In many of his Rich Dad Poor Dad books, Robert Kiyosaki mocks self-employment as a choice that makes sole proprietors even poorer than employees. He's right, but not for the reason he thinks.

On the New Year's Fiscal Agreement

Miles Rapoport | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The major question now is, what is the shape of the debate to come? We believe the President and the Democrats' hands are strengthened, not weakened.