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  • 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. "...

  • December 16, 2015

    The Economy Is Booming. Will It Last?

    By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey

    The U.S. economy is humming. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized 4.1 percent rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday in its initial estimate for the period. The surge...

  • A Hefty Price Tag for Republicans' 3 Health Care Bills

    By Michael Rainey

    Driven by concern that they’ll be held responsible for rising costs and other problems with the health care system, House Republicans passed bills this week that would, among other things, eliminate...

  • Lower Corporate Taxes Are a Global Trend

    By Michael Rainey

    The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein notes that the recent drop in corporate tax rates in the U.S. is part of a long-term global trend. The “average corporate tax rate globally has fallen by more than...

  • How Businesses and the Wealthy Could Game the New Tax Law

    By Michael Rainey

    Experts across the political spectrum generally agree that the Republican tax law fell short on eliminating loopholes while creating plenty of new opportunities for gaming the system. Scott Hodge,...

  • Among other tax breaks, the exemption for employer-provided health care premiums will result in the government forgoing a total of nearly $160 billion in revenue this year.

    Corporate Tax Revenues Are Falling Fast

    By Michael Rainey

    Corporate tax receipts are near a 75-year low, Jim Tankersley of The New York Times reports , and revenues are dropping at a pace normally seen only during recessions. In the first six months of 2018...

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