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July 17, 2019

They Want Your Retirement Savings

The SECURE Act will prevent you from using your IRA to bless your children and grandchildren. It would be an ominous precedent.

June 26, 2019

Could the 2020 Election Hinge on...Taxes?

The Democratic candidates all claim their new programs and tax increases would boost the economy. Ironically, their chief goal is to repeal Trump’s one accomplishment, tax reform, that actually has improved the economy.

June 5, 2019

Tariffs Are Taxes

President Trump is threatening to raise taxes on Americans. Again. That’s because tariffs are taxes, and they are paid by Americans, not by foreigners.

February 21, 2019

Why Higher Taxes from the Tax Cut?

Capping the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes was intended to focus attention on high state taxes. It’s working.

February 6, 2019

The Great Tax Cut Story

In his State of the Union address, President Trump highlighted an economy that has grown much stronger on his watch, in large part thanks to his tax reform legislation.

January 10, 2019

New Congress Must Solve the Internet Sales Tax Problem

Congress needs to create a clear standard that defines physical presence and other key terms, and protects small and modest-sized sellers from the burdens of onerous multi-state audits.

December 19, 2018

The French Gas Tax May Blow Up--in Other Countries

French President Macron's gas tax blew up in his face. Will others seeking to build a clean energy legacy on the backs of taxpayers learn a lesson?

December 12, 2018

What Income Inequality?

We should be cautious about calls to make the tax code more progressive since income inequality seems to have been grossly exaggerated.

November 1, 2018

Taking a BAT to the Wayfair Decision

Congress is already thinking about how to restore the notion of taxation only with representation—i.e., restore a physical-presence standard, by simplifying business activity taxes (BAT).

August 16, 2018

Who Pays Tariffs?

Who pays the Trump tariffs? Americans, that’s who—as importers of tariffed products, businesses that buy those imported items, and, ultimately, consumers.

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