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Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues

Immigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.

By Patrick Oakford | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cayman Islands tax haven

Offshore Corporate Profits: The Only Thing ‘Trapped’ Is Tax Revenue

article icon Issue Brief Inducing multinational corporations to “repatriate” offshore profits will have little or no effect on the broader U.S. economy because, by and large, that money is already here. The problem with these accumulated corporate profits is not that they are “offshore”—it is that they are untaxed.

By Kitty Richards and John Craig | Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Impact of Redistributive Tax and Transfer Programs on Risk-Taking Behavior and Labor Mobility

book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP analysis explores the effects that redistributive tax and transfer programs have on Americans’ risk-taking behavior and labor mobility.

By Adriana Kugler | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Priorities for Progressive, Pro-Growth Corporate Tax Reform

article icon Issue Brief A broad reform is needed to ensure that the corporate tax code enables, rather than impedes, our nation’s economic success.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Rep. Paul Ryan

Competing Approaches to Tax Reform

article icon Issue Brief President Obama’s balanced approach to tax reform, which eliminates unfair giveaways to the rich, stands in stark contrast to the House GOP’s proposed reforms that favor the wealthy and unfairly burdens poor and middle-class families.

By John Craig and Michael Linden | Monday, April 15, 2013

Instant tax refunds

Helping Working Families Build Wealth at Tax Time

article icon Issue Brief The federal government can and should support efforts to help Americans save their paychecks and refunds during tax season.

By Joe Valenti | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Infographic: Tax Loopholes for Corporate Jets or Investments in Jobs and Education?

By eliminating a loophole that gives special treatment to corporate jets, Congress could avert cuts that would cost thousands of jobs, hurt millions of disadvantaged students, and force hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families to lose critical nutrition and housing supports this year.

By Melissa Boteach | Thursday, February 14, 2013

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump

Loopholes in the Estate Tax Show Why Revenue Must Be on the Table

Before Congress sacrifices needed public investments or puts programs that serve middle-class families at risk in the name of deficit reduction, it should ensure that the estate tax is actually paid by the few wealthy estates still subject to it.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sen. Carl Levin

Next Round of Deficit Reduction Must Tackle Hidden Spending in the Tax Code

article icon Issue Brief Reducing or reforming certain tax breaks for high-income individuals and corporations could raise $1 trillion in revenue over 10 years.

By Seth Hanlon | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell at a press conference

Congress Should Close the Carried Interest Loophole

Closing the carried interest loophole should be a part of any significant deficit-reduction or tax-reform effort.

By Seth Hanlon and Gadi Dechter | Tuesday, December 18, 2012

U.S. Capitol

A Synopsis of CAP’s Comprehensive Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction Plan

Our new plan addresses some of the most serious flaws in the federal tax code while raising additional revenue to be used for deficit reduction, and at the same time offering changes to government spending.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The U.S. Capitol under dark, stormy clouds

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

book_alt2 icon Report In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

By Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss, Michael Ettlinger, Seth Hanlon, and Michael Linden | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

House Republican Tax Bill Leaves Some Military Families Behind

Seth Hanlon looks at three typical military families to see how they would fare under the House Republican tax plan being voted on today. Hint: It’s not good for them.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Standing in the Way of Middle-Class Tax Cuts

The House should drop its insistence on continued tax cuts for high incomes and join the Senate in enacting tax relief for 98 percent of households, write Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres.

By Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Senate Republican Plan Raises Far More People’s Taxes than the Senate Democratic Plan

Seth Hanlon points out that Sen. McConnell’s tax plan would let tax credits for working parents and families paying for college expire while extending all high-income tax cuts.

By Seth Hanlon | Friday, July 20, 2012

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