Budget Matters Blog

PDF Data: Set Them Free at PDF Liberation

This weekend, people around the world will gather to liberate data from PDFs. NPP's tax breaks dataset is an example of what can happen when we set information free.

FAQ: Why Should I Care About Tax Reform

If you've read our FAQ, you know what tax reform is. But why should you care?

Operation Secret Loopholes

As Congress tackles the 2014 budget, tax reform is happening in secret.

The Big Money in Tax Breaks: Top 3 Tax Breaks in 2013

If the U.S. Treasury estimated that something cost the government $1.13 trillion (that's $1,130,000,000,000) in 2013 alone, would you want to know about it?

Top Five Facts About a $1.2 Trillion Secret Project

The top 5 fun facts about the $1.2 trillion project that's happening behind closed doors.

Help Congress Act on Tax Reform

NPP's Taxes and Tax Reform one-page fact sheet gives you the info you need to weigh in on changes to the tax code.

Slimming Down the Tax Code: the Blank Slate Diet

Speaking of hot summer budget battles, can two Senators put tax breaks on a "blank slate" diet and shed a few pounds from the U.S. tax code?

Today is Tax Day – Where Do My Taxes Go?

After heroic feats of arithmetic and a your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine interpretation of opaque rules and guidelines, millions of Americans will file their taxes by today, April 15. But where does all that money actually go?

Tax Day 2013, Tax Receipts, and Trade-Offs

Introducing trade-offs, a new tool in NPP's tax day arsenal. In addition to generating a personal income tax receipt, you can now see how much your state, county, congressional district, and town contributed to federal programs and reallocate those tax dollars to match your personal priorities.

Worried About Spending? Don't Forget the Revenue.

As tax season and Fiscal Cliff II get into full swing, we're highlighting our Federal Tax Collections data in the Federal Priorities Database.