Even Cruz's flat tax will need someone, somewhere, to enforce it.
Everyone always talks about the welfare state. But to understand who really wields power in Washington and what they actually want, you need to understand the tax break state.
The problem isn't that the IRS asked tea party groups to prove they weren't overly politics. It's that they targeted tea party groups for that scrutiny.
If you don't tax corporate income, then you don't tax the earnings until they're released to shareholders.
The report argues that a carbon tax could raise $1.2 trillion over the next decade and help avoid "catastrophic" climate-change outcomes.
And let's replace it with new taxes on capital gains and dividend income, a cap on deductions for the affluent, and a progressively-structured carbon tax.
Apple wants lower corporate income tax rates. But have California and other states found an elegant way to reform taxes?
Claire McCaskill really loves Apple products, and four other revelations about the corporate income tax.
A new report shows how Apple keeps its taxes on international business so low.
The Senate is voting on a bill that would give states the ability to require large Internet retailers like Amazon to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
Progressives think widening income inequality means we should have more tax brackets at higher rates, as not everyone in the top 10 percent is the same.
How tax preparers and conservatives fight to keep the IRS from making it easier to do your taxes.
Ezra Klein and Neil Irwin debate the pitfalls of the income tax system.
It's tax day, but don't despair! We've got five charts to cheer you up.
Obama wants to fund universal preschool with a tax on smoking. There's just one hitch — the tax revenues actually shrink over time.
How Washington really works, sadly.
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.
And, if you read his budget closely and run the numbers carefully, they will almost certainly means a much less progressive tax code.
There's a study going around saying that Paul Ryan's proposed a huge tax cut. It's wrong.
Paul Ryan says he wants to keep revenue constant. That's going to be very, very difficult.