• A security camera hangs near a corner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington

    Inside the Remarkable — and Costly — Decline of the IRS

    By Michael Rainey

    Weighed down by budget cuts and staff reductions, the number of audits performed by the Internal Revenue Service has been dropping for years. A new report from ProPublica and The Atlantic takes a...

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    Taking the Sting Out of a New Tax on Nonprofits

    By Michael Rainey

    Under the 2017 tax law, some churches, charities and other nonprofit organizations are being hit with a new tax on the value of transportation benefits provided to employees, including free parking...

  • President Donald Trump in combination photo during a campaign rally in Estero Florida

    The 3 False Claims Trump Repeats Most

    By Michael Rainey

    Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler analyzed President Trump’s voluminous record of false claims to determine which specific issues crop up most frequently. The top three have a strong fiscal...

  • Poll of the Day: Paying More, Less or the Same After the New Tax Law?

    A new poll from The Economist and YouGov finds a sizable partisan divide in American’s perception of how the new tax law will affect their finances, with 67 percent of Democrats saying they expect to...

  • How Congress Got So Broken

    More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to that decision. The report...

  • Trump holds a discussion about school shootings with state governors from around the country at the White House in Washington

    Trump Says National Debt Is Not His Problem: Report

    By Michael Rainey and Yuval Rosenberg

    As a candidate, Donald Trump said he could eliminate the national debt in eight years, largely by focusing on better trade deals. But in office, Trump has presided over a considerable increase in red...

  • FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony to start the construction of the first metro line in Abidjan

    Tax Burden in France Now Highest in the World: OECD

    By Michael Rainey

    France is now the most heavily taxed developed nation, according to the latest annual review by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD’s analysis includes federal, state...

  • 18. District of Columbia

    4 Lessons from the GOP Tax Bill

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Wall Street Journal’s Theo Francis says that while the Republican tax bill signed by President Trump a year ago has produced some obvious effects for U.S. businesses, including a solid boost to...

  • GM says other defective ignition switch made in China

    Why GM Pays Almost No Federal Income Tax

    By Michael Rainey

    General Motors has earned billions of dollars in the decade since its bankruptcy and bailout, but thanks to a provision in the tax code called "net operating loss carryforward," it has paid very...

  • One Simple Reason the GOP Tax Bill Has Stalled

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans hold the majority in the House for a few more weeks, but that numerical advantage doesn’t mean much if lawmakers don’t show up to vote. Politico’s Brian Faler says that dozens of...

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