ITEP In The News

CBS Moneywatch: Who Will Pay for Ever-Growing Infrastructure Needs

May 21, 2015

But with the summer driving season about to start this weekend, the nonpartisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has jumped into the debate with some new data and commentary about the gas tax. It points out that, taking...

PolitiFact: Are there more U.S. Senators than Wisconsin residents who would benefit from GOP estate tax plan

May 21, 2015

Matthew Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, called the estimation "pretty rock solid" and said the Center on Budget Policies and Priorities used a sensible starting point. "To be able to do anything differently, you...

The News&Observer: Ending Privilege Tax Drives up Property Taxes

May 20, 2015

The supposed “historic” tax cut of 2013 actually resulted in a tax code under which the average taxpayer in the bottom 80 percent of the income distribution now pays more in state and local taxes, according to the Institute on...

Vox: These Common Tax Breaks Are a Disaster for Small Business

May 19, 2015

The left-wing Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy agrees with the conclusion and observes that when targeted tax breaks do reduce revenue, "that means reductions in the public services that businesses use every day." In other words, the Hotel Niagara's...

Honolulu Civic Beat: A Progressive Legislative Lament

May 18, 2015

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy report of 2015 notes that Hawaii is the state with the second highest percent of its taxes paid by the bottom fifth as we tax them at a rate of 13.4 percent. The...

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