Budget Matters Blog

Category: Taxes & Revenue


Corporate Tax Inversions and Our Ailing Tax Code

What corporate tax inversions mean for U.S. taxpayers.


What You Need to Know about CBO’s Recent Long-Term Budget Outlook

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook, projecting that the nation’s fiscal future is stable for the next few years and then begins to worsen gradually with an increase in the federal debt.


Planning a Fourth of July Road Trip? Not so fast: Our Highway Trust Fund is Going Broke

As the flags wave, the fireworks fly, and AAA forecasts that 41 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this Independence Day weekend, a transportation crisis is in the works. The Highway Trust Fund – the federal fund that’s used to repair our highways and bridges – is about to run out of money by the end of the summer.

 


Tax Extenders, the Budget, and the Need for Reform

The current tax extender debate signals a need for broader tax reform. Our new report shows why.


NPP's Work: Spotlight on Taxes and Revenue

Last month we re-launched a major portion of our website, organizing our federal budget research content into eight issue areas. This week, we bring you key highlights on taxes and revenue.


Loopholes: The Avenue To Our Regressive Tax Code

Seemingly, corporations and the most wealthy have found a way to pay taxes on a regressive scale (the more you earn, the smaller percentage paid) within a progressive structure. But how?


Tax Day 2014: GE's Tax Loopholes and Unemployment Benefits

This year's Tax Day brings startling numbers about how tax loopholes allowed General Electric to avoid paying billions in taxes.


Tax Day in 13 Surprising Charts

The average American taxpayer paid $11,715 in income taxes in 2013. Here's 13 surprising charts that show how the federal government spent those tax dollars.


Congress May Extend Corporate Tax Breaks But Not Unemployment Benefits

If you want a story about the illogic that rules Washington, look no further than this.


Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?

It's that time of year. Taxes are due on April 15. But where do our tax dollars actually go?  Here's the answer.