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Marketplace: Is Cheaper Gas an Opening for Higher Taxes?

December 22, 2014

Federal money is drying up, as the national gas tax has remained at 18.4 cents per gallon. And more fuel-sipping cars on the road mean Americans are buying less gas to tax. Thus the urgency. "When we see pretty fiscally...

Wall Street Journal: How Google, GE and U.S. Firms Play the Tax Audit Lottery

December 19, 2014

“It gives a broad indication of which companies are engaging in risky tax behavior,” says Matthew Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that produces widely used federal and state tax models...

Urban Milwaukee: Wisconsin Taxes and Inequality

December 19, 2014

Generally speaking, regressive taxes make income inequality greater, progressive taxes reduce it, and neutral taxes have no effect. The organization that has done the most extensive analysis of how state taxes redistribute income upward or downward is the Institute on...

KFOR: State Leaders Approve Tax Breaks for Wealthiest Oklahomans

December 18, 2014

According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the tax breaks would equal out to $9 for those who make between $19,500 and $36,400. It would also give $30 back to individuals making between $36,400 and $58,100. An additional...

The Star-Herald: Lawmakers Should Pursue Fairness, Not Partisan Hype, in Plans for Tax Reform

December 16, 2014

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy said the bottom 20 percent of Kansas taxpayers saw their tax burden increase while the wealthiest Kansans saw their taxes decrease. With special-interest PAC money pouring into Kansas state government races, the Legislature...

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