Archive for the ‘Tax Policy’ Category

Tax Day Round Up

April 15th, 2014

–Here’s my more detailed take on the tax fairness question, over at the NYT Economix Blog, including a graph I that I think quite gets to the nub of the matter. –CBPP’s Chuck Marr has put together such an elucidating collection of tax charts that I cannot help but pilfer a couple. –As I point… Read more

Tax Fairness: What Do People Think About It?

April 15th, 2014

I’ve been thinking about tax fairness in recent days, and was thus interested to peruse the Gallup results of the question.  Nothing too surprising—those who pay more in federal taxes think they’re too high; almost nobody thinks their tax bill is too low.  Stop the presses! But departing from the data a bit, there are… Read more

Random Thoughts on Tax Day Eve

April 14th, 2014

–There’s increasing noise about tax fairness, particularly given the increase in the share of total federal taxes paid by the top 1%, as in this WSJ piece today.  I’ll have more to say tomorrow about different ways to think about fairness in the tax code, but a key factor here is that those whose liabilities… Read more