New Report Shows the Burdens of Payroll and…

Tax policy discussions have recently given significant attention to income taxes, but it’s important to recognize the other taxes that Americans face. As a new report by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) shows, for…

Get Refund Lucky with These Top 7 Tax…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just like finding $20 in your coat pocket, getting a big tax refund can feel pretty lucky. Alas, luck has nothing to do with it! Knowing the tax deductions and credits…

How Much Does Your State Collect in Property…

Property taxes are an important source of revenue for local and state governments. In fiscal year (FY) 2016 (the most recent year of data available), property taxes generated 31.5 percent of total U.S. state and…

Complexity of Labor Taxes in Europe

Today we continue our series on tax complexity with a map showing the hours it takes businesses across Europe to comply with labor taxes. Tax complexity imposes a real cost on businesses and the economy.…

A Growing Percentage of Americans Have Zero Income…

Much of the attention in recent policy discussions has been on how to raise taxes on the highest-income Americans. America’s tax system is already progressive, with the richest Americans paying the greatest share of federal…