U.S. tax code isn’t as progressive as you think

Once you take state and local taxes into account, the U.S. tax system doesn't hit the top one percent all that much more than the middle-class.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 4, 2013

INTERACTIVE: Make Mitt Romney’s tax plan add up!

Mitt Romney won't say how his tax plan adds up. Wonkblog created a tax policy calculator that lets you do the work for him. So go on, give it a try. Reform the tax code.

  • Dylan Matthews and Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 31, 2012

Tax group: No, the real price tag for Obama’s tax plan is $243 billion

Citizens for Tax Justice points out that the White House's $150 billion price tag on Obama's one-year tax cut extension only appears to include part of the total cost—the income tax cuts. Obama's own 2013 budget includes a permanent fix to the Alternative Minimum Tax and some relief from scheduled estate tax hikes, which are both separate from the standard income tax. Adding these in would add $80 billion to the total.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Jul 10, 2012
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