taxes

30 years of companies abandoning the U.S. for lower taxes, in one chart

Nearly 20 companies have shifted their corporate tax-paying duties abroad since 2003.

Your taxes are going up. You just don’t know it yet.

It's hard to find a scenario where the United States doesn’t raise taxes sometime over the next 10 yeras.

A dog groomer can do your taxes. Is that wrong?

Out of 79 million individual tax returns prepared by professionals in 2011, more than half were completed by unregulated tax preparers, according to Internal Revenue Service records.

Understand the House GOP tax-reform proposal in four simple charts

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is out with a widely anticipated proposal to overhaul the tax code. Here are four charts that explain the impact of the proposal on taxpayers and the economy.

New House GOP tax reform plan drops tax rates, popular deductions

House Republicans today released a much anticipated plan to overhaul the tax code.

READ: The House GOP’s plan to reform the tax code

Read how House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp describes the key principles in his tax-reform package.

  • Wonkblog staff
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  • Economy
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  • Feb 26, 2014

McConnell: Tax reform is dead

One day before Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is due to release his long-awaited tax reform plan, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered some public advice: Don't bother.

The GOP’s new tax-cutting plan still hits the rich

Lobbyists, independent analysts and other close observers of tax policy are saying the GOP's new tax plan still hits the rich.

From unemployment to the farm bill: Here are 7 things Congress has to do this month

Plus: Avoiding a government shutdown, confirming Janet Yellen, dealing with 55 expired tax breaks...

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 6, 2014

From NASCAR to wind power: Congress just let 55 tax breaks expire

The full array includes everything from a credit for corporate R&D to tax relief for underwater homeowners.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 2, 2014

Paul Ryan and Patty Murray think they can raise revenues without raising taxes

Washington's obsession with what counts as a tax increase is increasingly insae.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 4, 2013

Would the White House accept a budget deal without taxes? Maybe!

The White House says it won't accept a "big" deal that doesn't include revenue. But what about a small deal?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 28, 2013

Marty Sullivan figured out how the world’s biggest companies avoided billions in taxes. Here’s how he wants to stop them.

From a garage in Arlington, this guy sorted out how Apple and other giant companies avoided the taxman. If corporate taxes are to be reformed, here's how people like him might do it.

Higher taxes shouldn’t be the Democratic Party’s top priority

Sorry, Democrats, but you've lost on taxes. Time to move on.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 17, 2013

This is why the medical device tax is in so much trouble

Look at where the medical device companies are.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 14, 2013

The famous “47 percent” are now down to 43 percent

The number of Americans who don't pay income tax is falling as the economy improves.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 29, 2013

California raised a bunch of taxes this year. Its economy hasn’t collapsed.

California is adding jobs at about the same speed as the rest of the nation, despite raising taxes.

This weird little policy is the key to Obama’s grand bargain on jobs

And House Republicans agree on it! Well, on part of it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 30, 2013

Can an international agreement stop the global taxation shell game?

The OECD is trying to figure out how to help countries keep more of their companies' profits.

Six crazy ideas for saving Detroit

Here are six big, crazy ideas to stop Detroit's economic tailspin.

  • Lydia DePillis, Timothy B. Lee, and Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 20, 2013
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