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Tax Reform: Archives

The Richest 1 Percent Get More, Pay Less

This chart from Michael Linden shows how the wealthiest Americans have enjoyed more income with lower taxes since 1993. Asking them to pay their fair share should be part of any deficit reduction plan.

by Michael Linden | Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What the Buffett Rule Will and Won’t Do

Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres detail three reasons why the “Fair Share Act” is good for our nation alongside three reasons why its critics are off base.

by Seth Hanlon and Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Friday, April 13, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Phony Tax Simplification

The House Republican budget proposal is not about making the tax code simpler; it’s about making it less progressive, says Seth Hanlon.

by Seth Hanlon | Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stabilizing Employment and the Economy Even During Tough Times

Matt Separa explains how the new work-sharing provision of the payroll tax bill will preserve jobs, benefit businesses, and bolster the economy even during a recession.

by Matt Separa | Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ryan’s Secret Plan to Shift the Tax Burden Onto the Middle Class

Seth Hanlon examines how the recent budget proposal from the House Budget Committee Chairman stealthily raises taxes for the middle class while cutting them for the rich.

by Seth Hanlon | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The 6 Key Failures of the House Republican Budget Plan

Michael Linden finds nothing but austerity, insincerity, and duplicity in the latest plan from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

by Michael Linden | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Good Old Double Reverse

The House Budget Committee chairman says he wants to give to the poor but would in fact take from the elderly and give to the rich, writes Scott Lilly.

by Scott Lilly | Thursday, March 15, 2012

Obama’s Corporate Tax Plan Points the Way to Reform

Seth Hanlon explores how the president’s framework for business tax reform provides a much-needed overhaul of the international tax rules.

by Seth Hanlon | Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rich Americans Are Not Overtaxed

Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden debunk a popular, but specious, conservative talking point that purports the 1 percent are already overtaxed.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Michael Linden | Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Buffett Rule

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress Director of Fiscal Reform Seth Hanlon explains why the Buffett Rule is a fair and necessary element of tax reform.

by Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why We Need a Buffett Rule

Seth Hanlon gives seven commonsense arguments for requiring millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes.

by Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Video: Did the Stimulus Work?

play_alt icon Video Michael Linden examines the success of the stimulus by looking at its impact on three broad but important indicators for the American economy.

by Michael Linden | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Why We Need A Minimum Tax on U.S. Corporations’ Foreign Profits

article icon Issue Brief A corporate minimum tax would directly combat profit shifting and lessen the tax code’s bias toward foreign investment, writes Seth Hanlon.

by Seth Hanlon | Friday, February 10, 2012

An Unfair Value for Taxpayers

article icon Issue Brief John Griffith on the unfair "fair value" budget reporting proposed for use in federal credit programs.

by John Griffith | Thursday, February 9, 2012

The State of Our Tax Code Is Weak

Seth Hanlon argues for trimming wasteful tax expenditures as Congress heads into the 2012 legislative session.

by Seth Hanlon | Friday, January 20, 2012