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Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today’s map zeroes in on states that have a “marriage penalty” in their individual income tax brackets. Under a graduated-rate income tax system, a taxpayer’s marginal income is subject to progressively higher tax rates. A marriage penalty exists when a state’s income brackets for married taxpayers filing jointly are less than double the bracket

Stop and Go Traffic for Infrastructure Bill

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares “We’re just getting started…” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that the amendment process for the bipartisan infrastructure bill would be no small affair. Meanwhile, centrist Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said that he’d back Senate Majority Leader Schumer shutting down debate to force a final infrastructure vote this week, reiterating that he’d support

Should the U.S. Copy Denmark’s Social Welfare Policies?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Biden administration’s proposals to increase transfer payments and expand federal benefits in many ways resemble the social safety net policies of Scandinavian countries. To fully follow the Scandinavian model would require additional taxes that place a higher burden on middle-income earners, but instead, Biden proposes higher taxes on corporations and households making

Pennsylvania Considers A New State Gas Tax Proposal

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A vehicle miles traveled (VMT) proposal gaining steam in Pennsylvania would be the equivalent of a state gas tax of more than $2 per gallon, and that’s not all the Commonwealth is considering. With infrastructure spending and taxation—both state and federal—the topics of the day, Pennsylvania’s recently appointed Transportation Revenue Options Commis­sion (TROC)

States Projected to Post Higher Marijuana Revenues in 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With several states contemplating legalization of recreational marijuana, and federal lawmakers starting the process of federal descheduling, it is a good time to examine the tax implications of legalization. Taxes play a crucial role in the success of marijuana reform, as competitive prices in a licensed market are key to convert illicit consumption

The Tax Justice Network’s French podcast: Pour une dette responsable et une meilleure gestion des fonds Covid en Afrique: Edition 30

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Pour cette édition de votre podcast en français produit par Tax Justice Net nous revenons sur l’endettement de l’Afrique. Elle est jugée importante, mais elle est surtout perçue comme étant irresponsable. Aujourd’hui, le remboursement de la dette occupe une part non négligeable des dépenses dans les budgets publics, c’est-à-dire des impôts payés par les citoyens.

Statement on resignation of Tax Justice Network founder

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We are disappointed to see recent attempts by some of Tax Justice Network’s 2003 founders to subvert our current strategy process. “Founder’s syndrome” is a well-known problem that has faced many organisations as they grow and professionalise. The behaviour here goes beyond what might be considered normal even in that context, however, creating
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