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  • Jan 8, 2013
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the tenth of these "dirty dozen": the exclusion of fringe benefits through cafeteria plans.
    Jan 4, 2013
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the tenth of these "dirty dozen": the small life insurance company deduction.
    Jan 4, 2013
  • At best, the budget deal suggests decelerating anemic growth, labor market deterioration.
    Jan 3, 2013
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the tenth of these "dirty dozen": special tax rules for employee stock ownership plans.
    Jan 3, 2013
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the ninth of these "dirty dozen": timber subsidies.
    Dec 21, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the eighth of these "dirty dozen": the exemption of credit union income.
    Dec 20, 2012
  • Dec 20, 2012
  • Dec 20, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the seventh of these "dirty dozen": tax advantaged medical savings accounts.
    Dec 19, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the fifth of these "dirty dozen": tax credits for nonconventional fuels.
    Dec 17, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the fifth of these "dirty dozen": the exemption of interest on municipal bonds.
    Dec 14, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the fourth of these "dirty dozen": the graduated corporate income tax rate.
    Dec 13, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the third of these "dirty dozen": regional economic development incentives.
    Dec 12, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. Today we examine the second of these "dirty dozen": the "percentage depletion" deduction for oil, gas and other fuel companies.
    Dec 10, 2012
  • In 2002, The Century Foundation convened the Working Group on Tax Expenditures to examine and propose reforms to the tax code. The resulting report, Bad Breaks All Around, identifies twelve tax breaks with little or no economic justification. These "dirty dozen" are no less ripe for the chopping block a decade later, as Congress finally takes up the task of simplifying the tax code.
    Dec 6, 2012
  • The Century Foundation's 2002 Working Group on Tax Expenditures proposed a number of serious tax reforms in 2002. A decade later, these "dirty dozen" tax breaks—the 12 most unjustifiable expenditures identified by the TCF report—are still ripe for the chopping block.
    Dec 6, 2012
  • Breaking Bad: Will We Finally Deal with Tax Expenditures?
    Dec 3, 2012
  • President Obama’s opening bid for negotiations resolving the “fiscal cliff” has surfaced, and the contours are both familiar and sound. It seems that the administration has essentially proposed its budget request for fiscal 2013 and the president’s latest budget offers a solid framework for navigating the fiscal obstacle course, as it would substantially moderate the pace of deficit reduction while making a responsible down payment on longer-term deficit reduction.
    Nov 30, 2012
  • The U.S. has already forfeited literally trillions of dollars in national income by not pushing the economy back to full health after the Great Recession. Yet far too many self-proclaimed deficit hawks seem strangely unconcerned about the $973 billion the economy is running below potential output.
    Nov 29, 2012
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