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    Why Trillions in Offshore Profits May Stay Offshore

    By Michael Rainey

    The tax law that went into effect this year imposed a one-time, reduced tax on profits held overseas by U.S. companies. The tax holiday was designed to encourage corporations to bring money home, to...

  • U.S. 1040 Individual Income Tax forms are seen in New York

    Tax Cuts Put the Brakes on Bracket Creep

    By Michael Rainey

    Receipts from individual income taxes tend to rise every year due to what economists call “bracket creep” – the movement of more taxpayers into higher tax brackets over time, even as tax rates stay...

  • Social Security Pulled 27 Million People Out of Poverty in 2017

    By Michael Rainey

    Since 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau has produced a more sophisticated measure of poverty that, among other things, includes the income effects of government assistance programs such as Social Security...

  • The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. on Octo

    House to Considers Billions in Cuts to Obamacare Taxes

    By Michael Rainey

    In addition to a package of bills that would make the individual tax cuts permanent , the House is expected to consider legislation this week that would delay or roll back multiple tax provisions in...

  • FILE PHOTO: MSNBC's Scarborough and Brzezinski arrive for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington

    Is Joe Scarborough Right About the GOP and the National Debt?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Former GOP congressman and current Trump antagonist Joe Scarborough laid into the president and his party this week, finding fault with, among other things, their track record on deficit spending. "...

  • Another Blue State Wants a Tax Workaround

    By Michael Rainey

    New Jersey is the latest high-tax state looking for ways to limit the potentially negative effects of the Republican tax overhaul, which imposed a $10,000 limit on state and local tax deductions. On...

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

    3 New Rules that Will Define Government Spending

    By Michael Rainey

    Critics across the political spectrum agree that the massive spending deal President Trump signed Friday marks a huge shift in the fiscal environment in Washington. Heather Long and Jeffrey Stein of...

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    ‘Temporary’ Tax Breaks Alive and Well in Budget Deal

    By Michael Rainey

    The Senate budget deal contains multiple “tax extenders” that carry over supposedly temporary tax breaks from previous years. These extenders are an odd bunch and include tax breaks for everything...

  • Big Jump in Corporate Buybacks

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Critics of the GOP tax overhaul argue that businesses will use their tax cut windfall not for domestic investment but to boost buybacks and enrich shareholders. On Wednesday, CNBC provided some...

  • Why Companies May Hold Back on Investing Their Tax Cut Cash

    By Michael Rainey

    One of the key claims made by supporters of the GOP tax overhaul is that the new tax rules will boost domestic investment significantly. Kevin Hassett, chair of the president’s Council of Economic...

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