Taxes
  • Treasury Puts a Ribbon on the Estate Tax Reduction

    By Michael Rainey

    Wealthy families got an early Christmas gift from the Trump administration this week, as the U.S. Treasury Department issued a proposed rule that would encourage large, tax-free gifts to heirs. The...

  • Goldman Sachs Sees Sharp Economic Slowdown Ahead

    By Michael Rainey

    Goldman Sachs is sticking to its forecast of a significant economic slowdown over the next several quarters, driven in part by the waning effects from both the tax cuts and the recent increase in...

  • Obama administration proposes new limits on tax-exempt political groups

    New Tax Brackets for 2019

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The IRS released its inflation adjustments for the 2019 tax year this week, which include new brackets and limits on deductions and exemptions. A few highlights: The standard deduction for single...

  • Krugman: Why the Tax Cuts Fizzled

    By Michael Rainey

    A long-time critic of Republican fiscal policies, economist Paul Krugman takes on the GOP tax overhaul in Friday’s New York Times, asking, “Why Was Trump’s Tax Cut a Fizzle?” Krugman notes that the...

  • The Economy’s Coming Wile E. Coyote Moment

    By Michael Rainey

    Most economists think that the “sugar high” in the economy produced by simultaneous tax cuts and federal spending increases this year will fizzle at some in the next few quarters, at which point GDP...

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speak at the National Press Club in Washington

    3 Ways Democrats Could Roll Back Trump’s Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    With President Trump in office until at least 2020, Democrats won’t have the opportunity to enact their own tax legislation for several years, but party leaders are already talking about their...

  • A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    How Congress Got So Broken

    The founders of the United States envisioned Congress as a co-equal branch of government, but that model of government “is effectively dead,” a new analysis by The Washington Post and ProPublica...

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    What Democrats Could Do on Taxes if They Win the House

    By Michael Rainey

    Don’t expect major changes to the tax code if Democrats win control of the House in the midterm elections next week, says The Wall Street Journal’s tax expert, Richard Rubin. “The parties are too far...

  • Visualizing the ‘Great Decoupling’

    By Michael Rainey

    The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell asked economist and data visualization specialist Jonathan Schwabish of the Urban Institute to create a chart that shows how unusual the large and growing...

  • President Donald Trump in combination photo during a campaign rally in Estero Florida

    Trump Acknowledges the Obvious: New Tax Cuts Won’t Happen This Year

    President Trump is holding 11 rallies in eight states over the final week before Election Day, ramping up a schedule that has already seen him shake up plenty of campaign closing strategies with...

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