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    Stock Buybacks Soar to Another Record

    By Michael Rainey

    U.S. companies announced more than $346 billion in share buybacks in the second quarter of 2018, according to data released by the investment research firm TrimTabs last week, shattering the previous...

  • Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Boost Incomes for Majority of Americans: Study

    By Michael Rainey

    Although Republicans have sold their tax cuts as a sure-fire way to create jobs and boost incomes for middle- and working-class Americans, a recent economic study casts more doubt on that still-...

  • Government Revenues Drop as Tax Cuts Kick In

    By Michael Rainey

    Corporate tax receipts in June were 33 percent lower than a year ago, according to data released by the Treasury Department Thursday, as companies made smaller estimated payments due to the reduction...

  • Your Gym Membership Could Soon Be a Tax Break

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A bipartisan bill passed by the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday would allow taxpayers to claim new tax breaks for gym memberships, exercise classes and other fitness expenses, The Wall...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lee questions Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch during Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Some GOP Senators Want to Slash Gas Taxes — and Federal Highway Spending

    By Michael Rainey

    Republican Sens. Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz introduced a bill Tuesday that would dramatically reduce federal involvement in transportation systems in the U.S. The Transportation Empowerment...

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    The Steep Costs of Tax Cuts Since 2001

    By Michael Rainey

    Tax cuts enacted since the turn of the 21 st century have added nearly $6 trillion to the deficit while disproportionately benefiting wealthy households, according to a new study from the Institute...

  • Why the GOP Tax Cuts May Not Boost Growth

    By Michael Rainey

    Experts have sparred over just how much economic growth will be generated as a result of the Republican tax law, but most agree that the permanent reduction in corporate tax rates and temporary drop...

  • GOP Lawmakers Push to Make It Harder to Raise State Taxes

    Republican state lawmakers are taking preemptive action to make it harder for Democrats to raise taxes and enact a progressive agenda if they score big election victories this year. The Washington...

  • Could California’s Gas-Tax Battle Decide Who Controls Congress?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    California lawmakers last year passed a 12-cent gasoline tax to fund a campaign to fix the state’s roads and bridges. Now, The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney reports, a ballot measure to repeal the...

  • Worrying About the Next Recession

    When will the next recession hit? It’s been more than nine years since the Great Recession officially ended , and the U.S. economy is about a year away from passing the 1990s expansion to become the...

  • Corporate Profits Get a Big Boost from the Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    The business tax cuts that went into effect in January had a significant effect on corporate profits in the first quarter of 2018, according to new data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis...

  • President Donald Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady smile at each other after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    Why Republican Tax Cuts Are a Problem

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Washington Post’s Jared Bernstein argues that the United States’ main fiscal problem can be boiled down to this: “our tax structure does not collect enough revenue to support the government...

  • So Much for ‘Tax Reform’?

    For years, economists and tax experts have found a broad consensus around the idea that the U.S. tax code needed to be cleaned up. Tax reform, in Washington parlance, generally meant an overall...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    How Americans Think the Trump Tax Cuts Will Affect Them This year

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York surveyed heads of households about the new tax law. It found that about 37 percent expect their financial situation will improve over the next 12 months as a...

  • Tax Cuts Vs. Gas Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    Most Americans haven’t noticed much of a tax cut windfall in their paychecks, but there’s a good chance they’re noticing gas prices as they climb toward $3 a gallon, and that could have negative...

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