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Tax Expenditure of the Week

America’s Energy Revolution: A New Path to Jobs and Economic Growth

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on the Budget.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Tax-Free “Inside Buildup” of Life Insurance

Jordan Eizenga and Seth Hanlon explain the $22.6 billion annual tax subsidy for life insurance.

By Seth Hanlon and Jordan Eizenga | Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Accelerated Depreciation

Seth Hanlon explains the $24.5 billion tax break that lets businesses deduct the wear and tear on assets like buildings and equipment faster than they actually wear out.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Offshore Tax Deferral

Seth Hanlon breaks down the $42 billion tax break that lets U.S. companies put off taxes on profits earned abroad.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Mortgage Interest Deduction

Seth Hanlon explains how the third-biggest tax break in the Internal Revenue Code is also the nation’s largest housing program.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings

Seth Hanlon continues CAP’s new weekly series on the country’s biggest tax breaks by looking at the $142 billion expenditure for retirement savings.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Weekly Series Explains Government’s Biggest Tax Breaks

Seth Hanlon explains in plain English how multibillion dollar “tax expenditures” work, their pros and cons, and their effect on the federal budget.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tax-Free Health Insurance

Seth Hanlon launches a new weekly series by looking at the biggest tax break in the Internal Revenue Code: the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, January 12, 2011