National Level Reform

Reports and News on Tax Reform at the National Level

Microsoft exploits tax loopholes to dodge paying income taxes, the progressive pulse, Oct 3, 2013

A Brief History of Tax Expenditures, Tax Foundation, August 22, 2013

Coalition Presses Congress to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes, AccountingWEB, Aug. 21, 2013

G-20 Backs Plan to Curb Corporate Tax Strategy, Andrew E Kramer and Floyd Norris, New York Times, July 20, 2013

Richer Farmers, Bigger Subsidies, James B Stewart, New York Times, July 20, 2013

When Tax Reform Means Soaking the Rich, Joseph J Thorndike, Huffington Post, May 7, 2013

The Distribution of Major Tax Expenditures in the Individual Income Tax System, Congressional Budget Office, May 2013

What Extra Tax Breaks for the Richest Americans Cost Women and Families, National Women’s Law Center, April 26, 2013

On whether the rich pay too little in taxes, New York Times, April 17, 2013

Filing Your Taxes Fun? Our View, USA Today Editorial, April 4, 2013

Who Loses Which Tax Breaks Under President Obama’s Proposed Limit on Tax Expenditures, Citizens for Tax Justice, March 29, 2013

Revisiting the Distribution of Tax Expenditures, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, March 7, 2013

A Costly and Unjust Perk for Financiers, by Lynn Forester de Rothschild, New York Times, Feb. 25, 2013

As Obama Confronts Corporate Tax Reform, Past Lessons Suggest Lobbyists Will Fight for Loopholes. Huffington Post,  Feb 15, 2013

Estimates of Federal Tax Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2012-2017, Congressional Budget Office, Feb 1, 2013

Next Round of Deficit Reduction Must Tackle Hidden Spending in the Tax Code, Center for American Progress, Jan 22, 2013

Tax Expenditures: Background and Evaluation Criteria and Questions,   United States Government Accountability Office, Jan. 2013

Loopholes to Some, Lifeline to Others, Edwardo Porter, New York Times, December 12, 2012

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit, Center for American Progress, Dec 4, 2012

Tax Expenditure Database, the Pew Center for the States, Dec. 3, 2012

A Dozen Economic Facts About Tax Reform, The Hamilton Project, May 2013

A Nation with too Many Tax Breaks, Edwardo Porter, New York Times, March 13, 2012

Toward a Common Good – Bridging the Political Divide with Deficit Reduction Recommendations for the Super Committee, US PIRG / National Taxpayers Union, Sept 2011

Of Loopholes and Potholes, Nancy Folbe, New York Times, July 25, 2011

Less is More: The Modified Zero Plan for Tax Reform, Paul Weinstein Jr and Marc Goldwein, Progressive Policy Institute, April 2011

Judging Tax Expenditures: Spending Programs Buried Within the Nation’s Tax Code Need to be Reviewed, Citizens for Tax Justice, Nov 13, 2009