ITEP In The News

LA Times: Conservatives are Trying to Prove Income Inequality is a Myth -- and Failing

August 3, 2015

Taxes? Feldstein employs a familiar sleight-of-hand by limiting his analysis to federal taxes, which are still progressive. Factor in state and local levies, and the middle- and working classes are getting socked. The average share of family income paid in...

Morrow County Sentinel: Sales Tax Holiday: What Does it Mean for Ohio?

August 3, 2015

Research from the University of Cincinnati Economics Center estimates an almost five percent boost in sales during a sales tax holiday, with average families saving about $38. But according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, sales tax holidays...

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Back to School Goods are Tax-Free This Weekend in Georgia

July 31, 2015

Another critic of sales tax holidays is Matthew Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a non-profit, non-partisan research organization with offices in Washington D.C., North Carolina and Wisconsin. "These holidays aren't all they're cracked...

The Herald News: Sen. Michael Rodrigues: Why I Oppose the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday

July 28, 2015

It is that time of year again on Beacon Hill, when the Legislature debates and ultimately passes a sales tax holiday for a weekend in August. Let’s be clear, the tax holiday enables elected officials to break for summer recess...

Hawaii News Now: Film Tax Credits Attract Productions to Hawaii

July 27, 2015

The filming is almost finished for a new movie being shot entirely Hawaii. The state's film tax credits are bringing in big productions like "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," but not everyone is a fan of the incentives. The...

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