Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Tax Expenditures

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Oct 11, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The State and Local Tax Deduction Should Be on the Table

As tax reform gets underway, there will be disagreement about which tax breaks should be eliminated or reformed and which should remain. There is a...
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Oct 6, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Does the State & Local Tax Deduction Mostly Help High-Income Households?

At a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the fact that the Big 6 tax plan removes the state and...
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Sep 27, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Big 6 Tax Framework Could Cost $2.2 Trillion

The so-called "Big 6" today released their framework for comprehensive tax reform. While significant detail still needs to be filled in, enough...
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Sep 25, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Feldstein-Feenberg-MacGuineas Cap Could Be Useful for Tax Reform

As lawmakers gear up for tax reform, they will need options to broaden the tax base and ensure that tax reform doesn’t add to debt. The traditional...
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Jun 15, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Options to Help Pay For the Trump Tax Plan

President Trump's tax reform proposal could cost $5.5 trillion over 10 years, but many of the details that might bring the price tag down have not...
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Apr 18, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Tax Day 2017: Charts to Explain Our Tax System

To commemorate Tax Day, CRFB and our partners at Fix the Debt have released our annual chartbook on federal taxes. It outlines who pays taxes, what...
Apr 10, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Senator Flake Releases "Tax Rackets" Oversight Report

With Tax Day approaching on April 18 and Congress considering tax reform, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has released an oversight report, Tax Rackets:...
Mar 28, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

JCT Estimates Record $1.6 Trillion in Tax Breaks in 2017

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new estimate earlier this year for the cost of tax expenditures over the years 2016-2020. In total,...
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Apr 18, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Tax Day 2016: Charts to Explain our Tax System

Today is Tax Day! Our partners at Fix the Debt have republished their annual chartbook to explain federal taxes – including who pays them, what...
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Dec 22, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

JCT Estimates Over $1.2 Trillion in Tax Breaks in 2015

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) recently released its latest estimate of tax expenditures covering the years 2015-2019. Based on the summed...

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