Activists have organized Tax Day marches across the country to demand the release of Trump’s tax returns — and send a message about a tax system that enriches the wealthy.
After the election, we need to focus on forcing the next president to address inequality and fix our upside down tax code.
Much like advocates for a federal minimum wage increase, CEO pay reformers are realizing that national change may need to bubble up from the grassroots
Donald Trump’s VP pick signals a commitment to slashing taxes for millionaires and cutting services for everyone else.
The pending new Democratic Party platform rejects the insensitivity to inequality that has oozed through the party’s platforms over recent years.
When a high-rolling trader buys millions of dollars’ worth of stocks or derivatives, there’s no levy at all.
New data provides a glimpse into the lives of the richest of rich—how the 400 highest earners make their money and pay their taxes.
With outright lies dominating estate tax debate on Capitol Hill, two Washington Post columnists have different takes on the untruths of the anti-tax crowd.
In general, sales taxes are indeed regressive; moreover, as I recently argued, sales taxes are partly “passed back” onto suppliers, hitting small businesses hardest. But wait… Imagine that we impose a sales tax on diamonds. Would we worry about the burden on middle class purchasers of one-fourth-caret engagement rings? What about the part of the […]
Detroit’s property tax base, diminished and badly-assessed, could still fund a renewal if Michigan would only read its history and find the political will.
Sales taxes — of whatever stripe — fall harder on poorer than richer customers. And they squeeze smaller retailers more than big ones.
Europe’s big banks and vulture hedge funds should pay the price for austerity, not government workers and the poor.
“Tax and spend.” Those three dirty words are now the key to economic recovery in America’s Realonomy.
By defunding the IRS Congress has virtually eliminated the audit threat for the wealthy, in effect handing dishonest individuals a massive tax cut.
All workers should pay Social Security taxes, including those with six, seven, and eight figure incomes.
As the economic news in the United States gets worse and worse every week, a lot of Americans are saying “at least we’re not Europe.” To read the press accounts, it sounds like Greece is plunging Europe into a second Great Depression. Greece is having trouble paying its debts, and many people are worried that […]