Taxes
  • Some workaholics actually consider this the best day of the year (other than National Clean Off Your Desk Day). The holiday is celebrated annually; this year the day of festivities is March 23.

    A New Tax on Stay-at-Home Workers?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A report funded by Deutsche Bank that examines the economic recovery from the pandemic suggests that people working at home should be taxed for the privilege of doing so, in order to pay for aid to...

  • A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    Election Results Signal Less Stimulus, More Gridlock

    By Michael Rainey

    Although the final numbers aren’t in yet, it looks like the 2020 election will deliver a divided Congress to whichever party claims the White House. Democratic hopes for a “blue wave” fell by the...

  • Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at Chickasaw Event Center in New Hampton, Iowa

    Joe Biden’s Economy Czar

    By Michael Rainey

    Joe Biden has a vast team of advisers working on plans to boost the economy in the event that the former vice president wins the presidential election. While some are big names who served in the...

  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York in New York

    No Pre-Election Details on Trump’s Promised Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Add President Trump’s second term tax plan to the long list of items that he will release at some point in the future. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Monday that while administration...

  • A Bad Time for Biden’s Tax Hikes? Why Joe Says No

    When he’s not slinging dubious accusations of corruption, attacking Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, or propagating conspiracy theories, President Trump has frequently been hitting the former vice president...

  • Who Isn’t Paying Income Taxes?

    By Michael Rainey

    Ten years ago, an economist at the Tax Policy Center calculated that 47% of Americans paid no federal income tax. That figure gained a degree of infamy in 2012 when presidential candidate Mitt Romney...

  • A Hanjin Shipping Co ship is seen stranded outside the Port of Long Beach, California, September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo - RTSS0CF

    Number of the Day: $63 Billion

    The U.S. Treasury collected $63 billion in tariffs over the 12 months through June up from about $30 billion a year before, The Wall Street Journal reports . Tariff revenue is on pace for $72 billion...

  • When the Social Safety Net Is a Smart Investment

    By Michael Rainey

    Social welfare programs in the U.S. are sometimes seen as expenses that lawmakers should attempt to minimize, but a new paper from two economists at Harvard University shows that some programs...

  • U.S. President Trump listens to reporters during bill signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

    Is Trumponomics a Failure?

    By Michael Rainey

    The Republican tax cuts, combined with a big jump in government spending, produced a period of faster economic growth over the last year and a half, according to an analysis by Howard Gleckman and...

  • Paul Ryan with tax return postcard

    IRS Pulls the Plug on the Postcard Tax Form

    By Michael Rainey

    As they pushed their tax overall package in 2017, Republican leaders would sometimes display a tax form printed on a postcard as proof that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would simplify life for millions...