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National Tax Poll Results and Answers: Understanding the Tax Code

National Tax Literacy Poll: Understanding the Tax Code

To make sound financial decisions and support better tax policy, taxpayers should understand the taxes they face. Unfortunately, most U.S. taxpayers do not know or are unsure of basic tax concepts.

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UK individual savings accounts or ISAs UK savings accounts vs US savings accounts

America Should Learn from Successful Universal Savings Policy Across the Pond

For U.S. policymakers looking to encourage greater saving and financial security, particularly among low- and moderate-income households facing serious affordability challenges, the experiences in both the UK and Canada indicate that universal savings accounts are an effective policy tool to help reach that goal.

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Corporate tax reform analysis including corporate tax hike economic growth impact

Tax Reform Offsets Shouldn’t Offset Economic Growth

Pro-growth tax reform that does not add to the deficit will require tough choices, but whether to raise the corporate tax rate is not one of them. If lawmakers want to craft fiscally responsible and pro-growth tax reform, a higher corporate tax rate simply does not fit into the puzzle.

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US Protectionism Trump & Biden Protectionist Trade Policies

Trump, Biden and the American Protectionist Matrix

Trump’s protectionist measures and the continuation of most of them under the Biden administration already form the matrix of American trade policy after the 2024 elections.

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Caitlin Clark State Tax Departments Angel Reese WNBA salaries and WNBA taxes

Caitlin Clark’s Other Audience: State Tax Departments

When Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese made their WNBA preseason debuts, basketball fans across the country tuned in. But there’s another audience that also follows along: state revenue officials, who will expect their piece of the pie each time these star athletes—and their teammates—come to town.

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State VMT Taxes Vehicle Miles Traveled Taxes

Vehicle Miles Traveled Taxes Rollout across States

Gas tax revenues have decoupled from road expenses and have been unable to support road funding in recent years. As such, states nationwide are exploring ways to supplement or replace gas tax revenues.

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2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax law has individual tax cuts expiring in 2025

Why Are the Individual Tax Cuts Expiring?

The TCJA improved the U.S. tax code, but the meandering voyage of its passing and the compromises made to get it into law show the challenges of the legislative process.

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How to Improve the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax BEAT

How to Improve the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax

BEAT is intended to address a legitimate problem, and there are virtues to BEAT’s overall strategic approach; however, its execution leaves room for improvement.

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