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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

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

US IRS Flags Deadline For Q2 Estimated Tax Payments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington 09 June 2021 The US Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that they have until June 15 to pay their estimated tax payment for the second quarter of tax year 2021 without incurring a penalty. Estimated tax is the method

Social Security Reform Should Eliminate Poverty Among the Elderly and Disabled

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Most Social Security reform proposals have focused on one goal: restoring the program’s long-run fiscal balance. Yet under all recent proposed restructurings we have examined—whether by Democrats or Republicans in Congress, in the presidential campaign, or by a bipartisan commission—the share of older adults and younger people with disabilities who live in relative

Rates, Research, Refunds, and Revenues

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: Higher interest rates would be “a plus.” Yellen tells Bloomberg News that President Biden should push his $4 trillion in new spending, even if it  triggers inflation and higher interest rates that persist into next year. “If we ended up with a slightly higher interest rate environment it would

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

How Biden Would Tax Capital Gains At Death

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares President Biden has proposed major changes in the way the US taxes the assets of those who have died. There is a great deal of confusion about just what he’d do, in part due to the way the White House itself framed his proposals in an April fact sheet. I’ll try to explain
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