Taxes
  • A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed Irish flag in this illustration taken September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

    Why Trillions in Offshore Profits May Stay Offshore

    By Michael Rainey

    The tax law that went into effect this year imposed a one-time, reduced tax on profits held overseas by U.S. companies. The tax holiday was designed to encourage corporations to bring money home, to...

  • U.S. 1040 Individual Income Tax forms are seen in New York

    Tax Cuts Put the Brakes on Bracket Creep

    By Michael Rainey

    Receipts from individual income taxes tend to rise every year due to what economists call “bracket creep” – the movement of more taxpayers into higher tax brackets over time, even as tax rates stay...

  • Social Security Pulled 27 Million People Out of Poverty in 2017

    By Michael Rainey

    Since 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau has produced a more sophisticated measure of poverty that, among other things, includes the income effects of government assistance programs such as Social Security...

  • The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on Octo

    House to Considers Billions in Cuts to Obamacare Taxes

    By Michael Rainey

    In addition to a package of bills that would make the individual tax cuts permanent , the House is expected to consider legislation this week that would delay or roll back multiple tax provisions in...

  • FILE PHOTO: MSNBC's Scarborough and Brzezinski arrive for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington

    Is Joe Scarborough Right About the GOP and the National Debt?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Former GOP congressman and current Trump antagonist Joe Scarborough laid into the president and his party this week, finding fault with, among other things, their track record on deficit spending. "...

  • Presidente dos Estados Unidos, Donald Trump em coletiva de imprensa na Casa Branca, em Washington, EUA

    Business Economists Diss Trump’s Policies

    Business economists are less than bullish on the effects of President Trump’s economic policies. A semiannual survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that: Tariffs are hurting...

  • Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks at the White House in Washington

    Is This an Economic Boom or Just a Blip?

    By Michael Rainey

    Most mainstream economists think the booming GDP growth recorded in the fourth quarter will ease toward the end of the year, but President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says...

  • Why Pensions Are the Hot New Tax Shelters

    By Michael Rainey

    Traditional pension plans are being used by some doctors, lawyers and other wealthy small business owners to shield hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from taxes, Bloomberg’s Ben Steverman...

  • How the Tax Cuts Could Raise Wages – and Why They Might Not

    By Michael Rainey

    Wages don’t seem to be rising in the wake of the corporate tax cuts that went into effect this year, and many critics of the GOP tax overhaul say there’s little reason to think they will. But the...

  • Are Tax Revenues Really Rising?

    By Michael Rainey

    A Wall Street Journal editorial this past weekend took aim at the idea that the Republican tax cuts have much to do with rising deficits. “Perhaps you’ve read that the federal budget deficit is...

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