Taxes
  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waves to supporters outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Trump Teases Another Massive Tax Cut

    President Trump just left the Walter Reed Medical Center to return to the White House — a decision that’s astonishing outside experts and raising additional questions about his condition, his care...

  • A worker looks over a glass window at Lippert Components in Goshen

    Trump’s Tax Cuts Didn’t Boost Job Numbers

    By Michael Rainey

    The job market was remarkably strong before the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year, with the unemployment rate falling to a 50-year low. Even so, President Trump’s promise to be the “greatest...

  • U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference

    Trump’s $750 Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    The analysis released Sunday evening by The New York Times of President Trump’s tax filings stretching back over more than two decades has caused quite a stir as we enter the final weeks of the...

  • Economy Would Do Better Under Biden Than Trump: Moody’s

    By Michael Rainey

    The economy is widely seen to be a relative strength for President Trump, with voters giving him much higher approval ratings for his handling of economic issues than other areas. But a new analysis...

  • Buildings are seen at the Yujiapu financial centre, in Tianjin, China February 22, 2016.    REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

    Massive Corporate Tax Holiday Could Cause Headaches Next Year

    By Michael Rainey

    Worried about getting stuck with unpaid tax bills in 2021, private employers have largely passed on President Trump’s voluntary program that allows companies to defer the Social Security portion of...

  • District of Columbia

    Spending Up, Revenue Down

    By Michael Rainey

    Politicians argue about whether the U.S. has a revenue problem (taxes too low) or a spending problem (spending too high), but in historical context, it looks like the answer might be “both.” The...

  • Obama administration proposes new limits on tax-exempt political groups

    IRS Budget Cuts Led to Billions in Lost Corporate Tax Revenue: Study

    IRS budget cuts are costing the U.S. government substantially more in tax collections than they save, according to a new study highlighted by USA Today . Researchers at the Indiana University Kelley...

  • Why Americans Won't Vote for Carbon Taxes

    By Michael Rainey

    Earlier this year, dozens of well-known economists backed a proposal to use a carbon tax as part of the federal policy response to global warming. Carbon taxes are generally popular with policy wonks...

  • A screen shows the numbers after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York

    The Market Flashes a Recession Signal: Does the Economy Need New Stimulus?

    By Michael Rainey

    Investors scrambled for cover Wednesday as the bond market flashed a signal that a recession may be on the way, sending stocks sharply lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 800 points...

  • US Taxes Lower Than in Most Developed Countries

    By Michael Rainey

    The Tax Policy Center on Monday released a chart that reminds us once again that taxes are lower in the U.S. than in most developed nations – and that was true even before the Republican tax cuts...