Taxes
  • Treasury Department Encourages Workers to Check Their Withholding

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    With the new tax law in place, the Treasury Department is urging taxpayers to take another look at their paychecks and make sure the right amount is being withheld. “We urge taxpayers to visit the...

  • A congressional aide places a placard on a podium for the House Republican's legislation to overhaul the tax code on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Sparring Over the Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    The Senate Finance Committee heard from supporters and critics of the new tax law in a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. There was little agreement to be found, with the Republican witnesses largely...

  • Why the Deficit Outlook Could Be Even Worse Than It Seems

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Congressional Budget Office warned earlier this month that the U.S. will start running $1 trillion deficits in 2020, and that the national debt will be nearly as large as the economy in a decade...

  • Chart of the Day: Despite Trump's Tax Cuts, GDP Expectations Sag

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its advance estimate of first-quarter GDP on Friday, and the report is widely expected to show economic growth slowed over the first few months of the...

  • The Biggest Winners from the ‘Small Business’ Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans insisted that their tax cuts on pass-through entities were meant to reduce the tax burden on small businesses and thus spur job creation. But updated estimates from the Joint Committee on...

  • 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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    Who Benefits from ‘Opportunity Zones’?

    By Michael Rainey

    Governors have until today to nominate “opportunity zones” that are intended to bring investment capital and jobs to low-income communities in their states. The GOP tax bill established rules for the...

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