Taxes are one of the central issues in any national election, and they’re also extremely important in many state and local elections. It is vital for the public to understand candidates’ general views toward tax policy as well as their positions on specific tax issues.
However, taxpayers, voters, journalists, and even elected officials often have a difficult time sorting through all the information—and misinformation—on taxes that circulates on the Internet, in the media, in political speeches, and in election debates and advertisements.
To help voters and taxpayers evaluate candidates’ positions, Tax Foundation scholars analyze political speeches, debates, campaign advertisements, websites, and other sources to separate the tax facts from the falsehoods in various elections, especially at the national level.
Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, Rep. Christian Mitchell, and Emily Miller of Voices for Illinois Children just held a press conference to respond to criticism of their proposed graduated income tax proposal. The proposal, which...
Today is May 2, the anniversary of the first scheduled commercial flight of a jet aircraft in 1952. Not many taxes on commercial air flights then; today, a few more. Here are some interesting links I came across: