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The Twelve Most Important Provisions in the Latest Tax Bill

<! While the Cadillac tax is poorly designed, the idea behind it is quite reasonable: employer-provided health plans are not currently taxed, which encourages employers to offer overly generous health benefits. The Cadillac Tax is an attempt to fix this...

Five Tax Issues to Look Out for in Today’s CNBC Debate

Alan Cole | Tax Foundation In the past year, Tax Foundation has conducted detailed analysis of tax plans from a half dozen presidential candidates, and it has further analyzed the public statements of every candidate in the race in order...

Trump Tax Plan Is a Large Tax Cut for the Middle Class

Alan Cole | Tax Foundation Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump released his tax plan on Monday, and we released our analysis on Tuesday. When we analyze tax plans, we do it to help guide an accurate conversation about the revenue...

How Much Does Your State Collect in Excise Taxes Per Capita?

State and local governments depend on many different types of taxes, one of which is known as an excise tax. Like general sales taxes, excise taxes are paid on the purchase of an item. But unlike sales taxes, excise...

Clean Energy Credits Mostly Benefit the Wealthy, New Study Shows

Scott Greenberg | Tax Foundation Every public policy benefits some people more than others – and energy policy is no exception. A new paper from Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis, two professors at UC Berkeley, examines which taxpayers benefit most from...

John Oliver Set Up His Own “Church” to Make a Point about the Tax Code

Scott Greenberg | Tax Foundation “Praise be to the IRS, that most permissive of government agencies,” is a phrase that presumably had never been uttered by anyone – until last Sunday night, when television comedian John Oliver delivered a twenty...

Restoring Solvency to the Social Security Retirement Program

Social Security is Turning 80 August 14th marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935. The program has done much to alleviate poverty among the elderly. Unfortunately, the system itself...

The GOP Debate – Miserable Irrelevancy

Nelson Hultberg Seventeen GOP candidates for president of the United States paraded in front of us in Cleveland on August 6th. The establishment media crowed enthusiastically to the viewers about the import of this gathering to our lives as Americans....