State and local governments depend on many different types of taxes, one of which is known as an excise tax. Like general sales taxes, excise taxes are paid on the purchase of an item. But unlike sales taxes, excise...
Scott Hodge on the Debt Ceiling, Deficit Spending and Federal Taxes
Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge discusses the current negotiations between Congress and the White House over the debt ceiling and the federal budget process. He also answers caller questions on the burden of the federal income tax and whether U.S. corporations and high-income households are paying their "fair share" of taxes.
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