A group of professors recently released a study that finds insufficient discussion of the total cost of taxes in public finance textbooks. They find that common textbooks fail to fully include the total cost of taxes...
- The President's Fiscal Year 1994 Budget
The President's Fiscal Year 1994 Budget
Special Report No. 19
Executive Summary The Clinton administration has released its fiscal 1994 budget, which lays out in detail proposals contained in its February economic statement, A Vision of Change for America. The budget focuses on the dual goals of deficit reduction and increased spending on "investments." On the first goal, the president’s plan proposes to narrow the deficit to $250 billion by FY'98, compared to the record FY'93 deficit of $322 billion.
On the second goal, the president has proposed increased investment spending totaling $140 billion over the FY'94 to FY'98 period. This spending will mean discretionary spending caps set for FY'94 and FY'95 by the 1990 Budget Enforcement Act will be exceeded.
The Clinton budget proposes a 34 percent increase in federal revenues and a 21 percent increase in federal spending over five years. For FY'94, revenues would go up 9.2 percent and spending would rise 3.3 percent over FY'93 levels.
The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) measures the degree to which the 34 OECD countries’ tax systems promote competitiveness through low tax burdens on business investment and neutrality...
- The United States has the third highest general top marginal corporate income tax rate in the world at 39.1 percent, exceeded only by Chad and the United Arab Emirates.
- The worldwide average top corporate...
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