• 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...

  • Minor League baseball players stretch in Maryland before game

    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...

  • The rising cost of existing tax breaks could add about $3 trillion dollars to the federal debt by 2020.

    Most Americans Aren’t Feeling the Tax Cuts Yet

    By Michael Rainey

    Only a quarter of registered voters are seeing the effects of the recently passed tax cuts in their paychecks, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. The majority of...

  • July 21, 2014

    Are We Turning the Dials the Wrong Way?

    “Federal fiscal policy is entering uncharted territory,” Goldman Sachs economists Alec Phillips and Blake Taylor warned Sunday in a research note. Their title: “What’s Wrong with Fiscal Policy?” You...

  • U.S. President Trump sits at his desk before signing bills at the White House in Washington

    Tax Overhaul Gaining Support

    By Michael Rainey

    The public is slowly warming to the Republican tax overhaul, according to a new survey from The New York Times . Approval has risen to 51 percent, up from 46 percent in December, likely driven at...

  • Tax Cuts Help Drive Corporate Buybacks to Record High

    By Michael Rainey

    Companies are buying their own stocks at a record pace this year, according to Birinyi Associates, an investment firm in Westport, Connecticut. U.S. corporations announced $170.8 billion in stock...

  • A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church

    A Bridge Too Far? Trump May Back Raising the Gas Tax

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump might be open to raising the gas tax by 25 cents a gallon to raise money for infrastructure projects, but the idea faces a long, tough road at best . While the influential Chamber of...

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