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Tax Reform: Archives

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 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

A Small Change to the Saver’s Credit Can Go a Long Way

article icon Issue Brief Converting the existing saver's tax credit into a refundable credit could help low- and moderate-income families build household wealth, write Camille Busette and Jordan Eizenga.

by Camille M. Busette and Jordan Eizenga | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Corporate R&D Tax Credit and U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness

book_alt2 icon Report Laura Tyson and Greg Linden examine the role of the R&D tax credit in federal government support for research and development.

by Laura Tyson and Greg Linden | Friday, January 6, 2012

Republicans Won’t Compromise on Taxes: A Timeline

Sarah Ayres and Michael Linden highlight key moments of Republican obstructionism in the deficit negotiation.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Michael Linden | Monday, November 21, 2011

Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?

Seth Hanlon testifies before the Joint Economic Committee on why he believes that fundamental tax reform is an an important priority for long-term growth but one that should not distract Congress from the need for immediate job creation.

by Seth Hanlon | Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Mirage of ‘Figure-It-Out-Later’ Tax Reform

Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger explain why the “Gang of Six” approach to tax reform— setting out some parameters but putting the hard decisions off for later—is the wrong way to go.

by Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, November 2, 2011