Congress dropped the ball three weeks ago on eliminating big oil tax subsidies, but it still has a chance to act, writes Sima J. Gandhi.
Lawmakers at a House hearing yesterday rightly questioned the administration on why it excludes tax expenditures in its new spending control bill, says Sima J. Gandhi.
Congress rarely scrutinizes the tax subsidies it creates, but new legislation would require them to examine this spending, writes Sima Gandhi.
President Obama proposes eliminating nine different tax expenditures primarily benefiting oil companies in his 2011 budget, would save the government about $45 billion over the next 10 years, writes Sima J. Gandhi.
Jitinder Kohli and Michael Ettlinger offer recommendations to simplify the tax system and process less of a hassle for American taxpayers.
A primer on tax expenditures—a privileged form of government spending that often evades scrutiny.
It’s time for Congress to re-examine its priorities when it comes to tax subsidies for oil companies, which total billions of dollars a year.
Report from Richard W. Caperton and Sima J. Gandhi argues that federal tax expenditures for energy should receive equal treatment with direct spending in the budget process.
Report from Sima J. Gandhi sets out the Doing What Works philosophy on tax expenditure reform.
Report from Lily Batchelder and Eric Toder offers recommendations for reforming IRS-administered spending.
A closer look at spending by Sima Gandhi shows some seriously surprising tax subsidies. This lists 10 examples of tax expenditures that warrant further examination.
Scrutinizing and cutting wasteful tax expenditures is a necessary part of fiscal planning that can save governments billions, writes Sima Gandhi.