Taxes
  • Why Pensions Are the Hot New Tax Shelters

    By Michael Rainey

    Traditional pension plans are being used by some doctors, lawyers and other wealthy small business owners to shield hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from taxes, Bloomberg’s Ben Steverman...

  • How the Tax Cuts Could Raise Wages – and Why They Might Not

    By Michael Rainey

    Wages don’t seem to be rising in the wake of the corporate tax cuts that went into effect this year, and many critics of the GOP tax overhaul say there’s little reason to think they will. But the...

  • Are Tax Revenues Really Rising?

    By Michael Rainey

    A Wall Street Journal editorial this past weekend took aim at the idea that the Republican tax cuts have much to do with rising deficits. “Perhaps you’ve read that the federal budget deficit is...

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    Economic Growth Gets a Downgrade

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office reduced its estimate for the growth rate of the U.S. economy in 2018 to 3.1 percent, down from its estimate of 3.3. percent in April. The CBO’s estimate for 2019...

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    The Tax Cuts Aren't Popular, So the GOP Is Talking About This Instead

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Republicans have found that their key legislative accomplishment in the last two years, the tax cuts passed in December, aren’t nearly as popular as they had hoped they would be, and the AP reports...

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    Stock Buybacks Soar to Another Record

    By Michael Rainey

    U.S. companies announced more than $346 billion in share buybacks in the second quarter of 2018, according to data released by the investment research firm TrimTabs last week, shattering the previous...

  • Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Boost Incomes for Majority of Americans: Study

    By Michael Rainey

    Although Republicans have sold their tax cuts as a sure-fire way to create jobs and boost incomes for middle- and working-class Americans, a recent economic study casts more doubt on that still-...

  • Government Revenues Drop as Tax Cuts Kick In

    By Michael Rainey

    Corporate tax receipts in June were 33 percent lower than a year ago, according to data released by the Treasury Department Thursday, as companies made smaller estimated payments due to the reduction...

  • Your Gym Membership Could Soon Be a Tax Break

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A bipartisan bill passed by the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday would allow taxpayers to claim new tax breaks for gym memberships, exercise classes and other fitness expenses, The Wall...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lee questions Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch during Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Some GOP Senators Want to Slash Gas Taxes — and Federal Highway Spending

    By Michael Rainey

    Republican Sens. Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz introduced a bill Tuesday that would dramatically reduce federal involvement in transportation systems in the U.S. The Transportation Empowerment...

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