Taxes

Generally, people don’t like paying taxes. When their paycheck comes, they see that a large amount of money is taken out and they wonder where it’s all going. And then during tax time, they might get frustrated because they come to find out they owe the government even more money. However, as annoying as paying
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This week the Australian government released its latest budget proposal and two policies that stand out in its fiscal response to the pandemic should be helpful as the economic engine of the country turns back on. The first is full expensing for some investments and the second is the introduction of a loss carryback provision.
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Table of Contents Key Findings Digital advertising, social media, and data tax proposals have been introduced in nine states following enactment of Maryland’s digital advertising tax, which has since been postponed a year due to administrative and legal challenges. Motivations for these taxes vary, from misperceptions that there is currently a tax loophole to a
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Investing can be an excellent way to build your wealth without having to do much work. Perhaps that’s why so many Americans do it. According to the Pew Research Center, 52% of American families are in some way invested in the stock market – mostly through 401(k)s and retirement accounts – and 14% directly invested
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As part of the tax proposals in President Biden’s American Families Plan (AFP), unrealized capital gains over $1 million would be taxed at death. However, this policy would likely raise less revenue than advocates expect after considering the proposal’s impact on taxpayer behavior, including capital gains realizations, and historical capital gains and estate tax revenue
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This week’s map looks at state and local sales tax collections per capita. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have state-levied sales taxes. Five states—Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon—do not collect sales taxes at the state level, although Alaska allows localities to impose local sales taxes. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, the highest state
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Last year, you probably started hearing about cryptocurrency all over the news. Digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum have been gaining steam and legitimacy, as companies are now accepting and even investing in them. It was a big deal when Tesla bought $1.5 billion in Bitcoin in and Elon Musk announced that his
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In our new book, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code 2.0, we illustrate the economic, distributional, and revenue trade-offs of 70 tax changes, including several that would boost the incomes of poor households specifically. Below we evaluate some options that would provide the largest direct relief to low-income taxpayers but would have little impact on
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The Biden administration’s proposed American Families Plan (AFP) would partially pay for about $1.8 trillion in new federal spending on education and family programs with about $661 billion in additional taxes on higher-income individuals and pass-through businesses like partnerships, sole proprietorships, and S corporations. The tax system would become more progressive than under current law
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