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Wisconsin Budget Surplus Presents Opportunity for Future Growth

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As Wisconsin legislators work to finalize the state budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 biennium that begins July 1, the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) on Tuesday reported the state has substantially more revenue to work with than was anticipated when the LFB issued revenue projections earlier this year. Specifically, the LFB’s

Vaccine Lottery: Taxes on Lottery Winnings

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Krispy Kreme may have started the vaccine incentive ball rolling, but many states are putting big money into the effort with vaccine lotteries. Unlike a normal lottery, no one is paying for tickets—but the tax collector still gets paid when someone wins. With lots of restricted spending COVID-19 relief funds and a substantial

A Closer Look at Eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In the Tax Foundation’s new Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, there are several options that would simplify the tax code, including eliminating the alternative minimum tax (AMT). While this move would remove a source of complexity, policymakers should also consider reforming the deductions that created a justification for the AMT in

Details & Analysis of Biden Infrastructure Plan

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares Launch Resource Center: President Biden’s Tax Proposals The Biden administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan (AJP) would increase federal spending by about $2.2 trillion over 10 years, including $1.7 trillion for infrastructure, partially funded with permanently higher corporate taxes of about $1.7 trillion over 10 years (conventionally estimated). Using the Tax Foundation General Equilibrium

Some Corporations Pay Zero Federal Income Taxes

TweetShareSharePin22 Shares President Biden has privately pitched dropping his proposed 28 percent corporate tax rate from an infrastructure package and funding it through his proposed minimum tax on corporate book income. However, the proposal for a minimum book tax misunderstands the important reasons why a corporation may not owe federal tax liability in a given

Biden Child Tax Credit Changes and More Head Sniffin’

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares President Biden’s newly released budget and the Treasury Department’s “Green Book” of revenue proposals outlines a vision of more spending administered through the tax code. The proposals have revived the debate over the proper role of spending in the tax code, and relies on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to further expand beyond

Ohio Budget Proposals: Ohio Income Tax Reform

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Ohio is one of a growing number of states which experienced revenue increases despite the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic and is now looking to return some of that through tax relief. (See analysis of Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, and Oklahoma). The question for Ohio legislators is, how best to do that?

State Pension Funding: State Pension Plan Finances

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Although most states are on solid financial footing following the coronavirus crisis, pension liabilities are a deep-seated problem that long predates the pandemic. The most recent data from Truth in Accounting (which analyzes government accounting data from every state) shows the strain on state retirement systems in 2019 as pension funds strive to keep pace
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