• Goldman Sachs Sees Sharp Economic Slowdown Ahead

    By Michael Rainey

    Goldman Sachs is sticking to its forecast of a significant economic slowdown over the next several quarters, driven in part by the waning effects from both the tax cuts and the recent increase in...

  • Obama administration proposes new limits on tax-exempt political groups

    New Tax Brackets for 2019

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The IRS released its inflation adjustments for the 2019 tax year this week, which include new brackets and limits on deductions and exemptions. A few highlights: The standard deduction for single...

  • Krugman: Why the Tax Cuts Fizzled

    By Michael Rainey

    A long-time critic of Republican fiscal policies, economist Paul Krugman takes on the GOP tax overhaul in Friday’s New York Times, asking, “Why Was Trump’s Tax Cut a Fizzle?” Krugman notes that the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Teachers rally inside the state Capitol on the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City

    Tax Cuts Take a Toll on State and Local Public Servants

    By Michael Rainey

    Teachers in Arizona have announced they will go on strike this week, joining educators in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky protesting low wages and insufficient school funding in their states...

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