ITEP In The News

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee now holds sales tax holiday on same weekend as Georgia

July 28, 2016

"Seventeen states, primarily in the Southeast, stand to lose more than $300 million in tax revenue because they waive sales taxes on back-to-school items and other goods, including hunting gear, energy-efficient appliances and severe weather preparedness, according to the Institute...

Phoenix Business Journal: Why pay-by-the-mile fees are on the horizon across the country

July 27, 2016

"The shortfall is dramatic. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that in 2013, the purchasing power of gas tax dollars had declined 22 percent since 1997, plus alternative fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles drained the purchasing power another 6...

Coalition fights to repeal personal property tax

July 27, 2016

"Matt Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, argued in a recent blog that repealing the law would be adverse for homeowners who might have to make up the difference in higher real estate taxes." Read...

The Olympian: Support Olympia by supporting Opportunity for Olympia

July 26, 2016

"The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy notes that Washington state has the most regressive tax structure in the country. The poorest 20 percent pay 16.8 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the richest 1 percent...

Money Talks News: Slash Back-to-School Spending on Sales Tax Holidays

July 25, 2016

"The effectiveness of the annual tax holidays as a policy tool is debatable. A recent report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy determined that these tax-free periods are “poorly targeted and too temporary to meaningfully change the regressive...

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