Taxes and the Federal Budget
What is the Wall Street Sales Tax?
Learn about the Wall Street Sales Tax. Find out where the Wall Street Sales Tax idea originated. See how the Wall Street Sales Tax work work.
Overview : Taxes
This overview examines the types of taxes and explores five principles used to judge whether a tax is good or bad.
Citizens for Tax Justice
Citizens for Tax Justice is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to fair taxation at the federal, state, and local levels of government.
Federal Taxation of Earnings versus Investment Income in 2004
The 2003 Congressional tax cut reduced the top federal personal income tax rate on capital gains and dividends to only 15 percent. That compares to a 35 percent top tax rate on wages or to the combined income-tax-plus-payroll-tax rate of more than 30 percent for the average worker. This analysis examines how personal taxes on total investment income compare with taxes on earnings. (PDF)
Most of Post-2002 Tax Cuts Go to Top 1%
This analysis -- using data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy -- shows that half of the Bush tax cuts scheduled to take effect after 2002 will go to the top one percent of all taxpayers.
Who Pays? is a comprehensive analysis of state and local tax burdens in all 50 states. The 2003 study reveals that ,on average, state and local tax systems require the poorest taxpayers to pay the highest effective tax rates; in other words, these taxes are regressive.
The Buffett Rule
Find out what the Buffett Rule is. See who would be affected by President Barack Obama's proposal. Discover who supports the tax on wealthy Americans and who opposes it.
Buffett Rule Act of 2012
Learn about the Buffett Rule Act of 2012. See how the Buffett Rule Act Differs from the Buffett Rule proposed by President Barack Obama. Discover how Congress voted on the legislation.
Mitt Romney and the Mortgage Deduction
Find out where Mitt Romney stands on the mortgage deduction. See why the mortgage deduction was an issue in the 2012 election. Learn about the history of the mortgage deduction.