federal taxes Archive

Industrial Policy Is Back. What Will It Mean For Taxes?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Industrial policy is trending. At a time when few policy ideas win bipartisan support, government subsidies for favored industries are feeling the love from Democrats and even many Republicans. But how these benefits are delivered to businesses, through direct subsidies or tax policy, matters a lot. This new-found enthusiasm for industrial policy—the idea

Working On The Margins In Spending And Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Still fighting over permitting reform in the stop-gap spending bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to include a provision to expedite the development of fossil fuel and other energy products in the temporary spending bill that must pass by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown. The language is part of a

Property Taxes by State & County: Median Property Tax Bills

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Property taxes are the primary tool for financing local government and generating state-level revenue in some states as well. In fiscal year 2020, property taxes comprised 32.2 percent of total state and local tax collections in the United States, more than any other source of tax revenue. Local governments rely heavily on property taxes to fund schools, roads, police departments, fire and

Petition For Trump Criminal Tax Trial to Be Delayed Is Denied

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A recent petition for the criminal tax trial against the Trump Organization has been denied on the heels of former Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg turning state’s witness against his ex-employer. Reuters reported on the ongoing situation, sharing details about yesterday’s ruling in New York City, noting that the judge believes that the company

Massachusetts Graduated Income Tax Amendment: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Massachusetts’ tax advantage in New England is primarily driven by its competitive individual income tax rate and its sales and use tax structure. The graduated income tax amendment would be paid by many small businesses, in addition to wealthy individuals. The proposed surtax is likely to have negative economic effects that

Ensuring Tax Rates Don’t Rise with Inflation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With record inflation now squeezing American household budgets, you can thank our Senior Fellow Emeritus Steve Entin for shielding U.S. workers from being pushed into higher tax brackets. If ever there was a paycheck protection program, defending people from bracket creep may be the most important one ever designed. It all started some

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