Taxes
  • The Economy’s Coming Wile E. Coyote Moment

    By Michael Rainey

    Most economists think that the “sugar high” in the economy produced by simultaneous tax cuts and federal spending increases this year will fizzle at some in the next few quarters, at which point GDP...

  • Companies Are Using Their Tax Cut Windfall to Pay Down Debt: Moody’s

    By Michael Rainey

    What are companies doing with their tax cut windfalls? In addition to boosting shareholder returns through buybacks and dividends (more on that here , here and here ), U.S. corporations are placing a...

  • FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves

    Amazon Got More Than $2 Billion in HQ2 Sweeteners

    Amazon confirmed on Tuesday that it will build two new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia while also adding a smaller site in Nashville that will deal with operations and logistics...

  • Deficit Hit $100 Billion in October

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S. government spent $353 billion in October while revenues came in at $253 billion, producing a deficit of $100 billion. Receipts were 7 percent higher than a year ago, but spending was up 18...

  • Brady Ryan GOP Tax Plan

    The GOP Tax Cuts 10 Months In: What's Working, What's Not

    By Michael Rainey

    The $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul came with some big promises, including faster economic growth, increased business investment and significantly higher wages for American workers. Ten months...

  • Chart of the Day: How Taxes and Transfers Affect US Incomes

    By Michael Rainey

    A new analysis of the distribution of household income by the Congressional Budget Office shows how taxes and means-tested transfers such as Medicaid and food stamps affect US incomes. “The combined...

  • FILE PHOTO - A man, wearing a hat with an embroidery of the U.S. flag, votes on election day at a polling station in Harlem, New York, U.S., November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Bria Webb/File Photo

    What the Exit Polls Revealed on Taxes and Health Care

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Here's what exit polls told us about some key issues: 45 percent: NBC News’ exit poll found that 45 percent of voters said the Republican tax cuts had no impact on their personal finances, compared...

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speak at the National Press Club in Washington

    Dems Will Target GOP Tax Cuts in the New Year

    By Michael Rainey

    Democrats will attempt to undo tax cuts for wealthy households when they take over the House in January, The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin reports . The move will likely come as part of an...

  • Pelosi leads Democratic members of Congress in a rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    What Should Democrats Do Now That They’ve Won the House?

    By Michael Rainey

    With Democrats winning control of the House Tuesday, political experts are lining up to give advice on what they should do with their new powers. While there’s little chance of enacting significant...

  • The Wall Street bull is seen in the financial district in New York

    Share Buybacks Come Roaring Back

    By Michael Rainey

    Publicly-traded U.S. corporations have resumed share buybacks at a torrid pace, following an informal blackout period prior to third-quarter earnings announcements, CNBC reported Thursday. Analysts...

  • US Borrowing Nearly $300 Billion This Week

    By Michael Rainey

    The Treasury Department plans to sell a record $294 billion worth of bills and notes this week, according to Bloomberg . The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump are causing a decline in...

  • Chart of the Day: Big Tax Cut Winners

    By Michael Rainey

    Just 17 publicly-held U.S. oil and gas companies have reported a combined $25 billion in direct, one-time benefits from the GOP tax overhaul, according to an analysis in Pacific Standard . ExxonMobil...

  • Business Economists More Optimistic on Growth After Tax Cuts, Spending Increases

    By Michael Rainey

    While the omnibus spending bill is still making political waves in Washington, business economists like what they are seeing in current fiscal policy. The latest survey from the National Association...

  • Does the IRS Need a Bigger Budget?

    By Michael Rainey

    The IRS is receiving an extra $320 million to help cover the costs of implementing the Republican tax overhaul, funds that can be used over the next 18 months to assist taxpayers, revise hundreds of...

  • A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington

    Spending Bill Includes $320 Million for IRS to Implement Tax Law

    By Michael Rainey

    A frequent target of Republican scorn, the IRS has seen its budget cut significantly in recent years. But the spending deal for 2018 boosts the agency’s budget by $196 million compared to 2017, for a...

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