Tax Expenditures Archives
Turn Off the Oil Subsidy Spigot
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.
Congressmen Join Chorus Calling for Tax Expenditure Scrutiny
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.
Bringing Accountability to Tax Expenditures
Congress rarely scrutinizes the tax subsidies it creates, but new legislation would require them to examine this spending, writes Sima Gandhi.
Eliminating Tax Subsidies for Oil Companies
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.
Tax Expenditures 101
Report A primer on tax expenditures—a privileged form of government spending that often evades scrutiny.
Making a Better First Impression
Jitinder Kohli and Michael Ettlinger offer recommendations to simplify the tax system and process less of a hassle for American taxpayers.
Pumping Tax Dollars to Big Oil
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.
Government Spending Undercover
Report Report from Lily Batchelder and Eric Toder offers recommendations for reforming IRS-administered spending.
Cracking the Code
Report 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.
Slay the Sacred Tax Cow
Scrutinizing and cutting wasteful tax expenditures is a necessary part of fiscal planning that can save governments billions, writes Sima Gandhi.