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Fiscal Session Finishes Strong with Tax Reform

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares It took until the last day of the session, but Louisiana lawmakers succeeded in passing a tax reform package Thursday that would simplify a complicated tax code and make the state more economically competitive. Because these measures are reliant on constitutional amendments, voters will ultimately decide the success of the plan in October.

Mind the Growing Tax Gap

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Treasury: Tax gap could grow to $7 trillion over ten years. Treasury estimates that the difference between how much Americans owe in taxes and how much they pay will grow to $7 trillion over the next decade. Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Mazur says a  growing gap results in higher tax rates, and urged

Who Bears the Burden of Corporate Taxes? Reviewing the Evidence

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Biden administration has pledged to not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000 a year. However, the administration’s corporate tax proposals would likely violate that pledge, given that corporations are comprised of people who also might earn less than $400,000. The economic evidence suggests that in the long run, workers and

Taxes & Infrastructure Funding for Highways

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As spending priorities are dividing lawmakers trying to negotiate among the various federal infrastructure plans, less time is being spent on the funding of one of the key components—our highways, both current and future taxes and fees. One of the current taxes, a federal excise tax on heavy commercial vehicles and trailers, is

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

Biden Would Raise Taxes Substantially for High Income Households and Corporations, Cut Taxes for Families with Children, According to A New TPC Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Nearly all of President Biden’s proposed tax increases would be borne by the highest income 1 percent of households–those making about $800,000 or more—according to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center. At the same time, Biden would cut taxes for many low- and moderate-income households and reduce them substantially for those
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