capital-gains

Bill Clinton’s people brought down the deficit once. Now they’re trying to do it again.

A team of ex-Clinton and Obama officials have a tax reform plan that would raise $1.8 trillion over ten years. Is it a good idea?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 4, 2012
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Want to tax capital and income equally? Try the Buffett rule.

Minimum taxes are a good idea in theory. But their effect on marginal rates is concerning.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 27, 2012
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How the world taxes, in two charts

The U.S. capital gains tax burden is the fourth highest of developed countries.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 26, 2012
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Here’s what Obama and Romney would pay under their tax plans. And what you would.

The candidates' tax burdens vary a lot depending on how the code is reformed.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 25, 2012
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The case for raising taxes on capital gains

If you're not willing to raise the capital gains rate, for instance, you probably can't achieve base-broadening, rate-lowering tax reform that doesn't increase taxes on the middle class. That's why the Simpson-Bowles plan eliminated the preferential rate for capital gains.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 25, 2012
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Why Romney’s tax rate should be low

The disagreement among economists isn't about whether people like Romney are paying too little. It's about whether or not they're paying too much.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 24, 2012
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What is the carried interest loophole, and why doesn’t Romney want to close it?

While we don't know a lot about Mitt Romney's tax burden, we do know that it was recently around 15 percent, due to a loophole in the tax code that he himself has signalled he wants to repeal. But now he's sounding more like he wants to keep it around.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2012
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