The most immediate issue in U.S. Federal tax policy today is the issue of the “tax extenders:” orphaned, temporary tax provisions that get their name from the way they are “extended” by Congress on an ad-hoc basis....
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Taxes on the Campaign Trail
Taxes are one of the big issues on the campaign trail this week. Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama considered the merits of keeping the 2001-03 tax cuts in place until they expire in 2010 rather than rescinding them immediately; Republican nominee Sen. John McCain characterized his view as keeping taxes low and cutting them; and even Libertarian nominee former Rep. Bob Barr quotes the Tax Foundation's Tax Freedom Day.
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