Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Bartlett’

The Challenge of Cutting Deductions to Lower Tax Rates

Two interesting new papers from the Congressional Research Service highlight a major challenge faced by any tax reform that reduces itemized deductions to help pay for lower tax rates—lots of middle-income people would lose at least some benefits from scaling back those deductions. It isn’t a new lesson, but it is one that bears repeating. For instance, […]

What to Read While Hanging Out at the Fiscal Cliff

While you are waiting for Congress and President Obama to decide what they are going to do about the fiscal mess, here an idea: Pick up a copy of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know,  (Oxford University Press, 2013) a valuable new primer on the nation’s wild and crazy revenue system by Len Burman […]

Two Good New Books on Tax Reform

If you are interested in a serious but accessible look at my favorite topic—tax reform—check out two new books. One, The Benefit and the Burden  Tax Reform: Why We Need It and What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett, focuses on individual reform. The second, Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century by Martin […]