Talking Tax Reform: The Tax Code as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship

In the third event of the Talking Tax Reform series, the Tax Foundation hosted a special panel, sponsored by the Intuit Tax & Financial Center, on how we might craft business tax policies that don’t act as barriers to entrepreneurship. Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge moderated the panel of four of today’s leading experts: Scott Greenberg, Director of Federal Projects, Tax…

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For much of our history, most Americans lived in family units consisting of two parents, married to each other, with one or more dependent children all living together under the same roof. For families living in those times, many things were simpler, including the ability to decipher the tax code and file an accurate tax…

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Talking Tax Reform: A Modern Tax Code for Modern Families

In the second event of the Talking Tax Reform series, the Tax Foundation hosted a special panel, sponsored by the Intuit Tax & Financial Center, on simplifying our outmoded tax code to accommodate today’s complex family situations. Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge moderated the panel of four of today’s leading experts: Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute Kyle Pomerleau,…

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While Congress debates tax reform, and the need to truly simplify the tax code for average taxpayers, we highlight two programs aimed at helping taxpayers in need of assistance to prepare and file their taxes for free. All across the country, in churches, libraries, schools, community centers and other public meeting halls, thousands of Volunteer…

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It’s tax time again.  While it may not be everyone’s favorite time of the year, for millions of Americans it also means refund time.  And, with tax reform now at the top of the national agenda, it’s also worth remembering that the annual tax filing ritual has tremendous potential benefits. In fact, direct citizen engagement…

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Talking Tax Reform: A Discussion of Border Adjustability & Cash-Flow Taxes

  In the first event of the Talking Tax Reform series, the Tax Foundation hosted a special panel sponsored by the Intuit Tax & Financial Center on Border Adjustability, Cash Flow Taxes, and U.S. Companies, or what is now commonly referred to by #DBCFT (Destination Based Cash Flow Tax). Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge moderated the panel of three of…

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The federal tax-filing season opened on January 23, and more than 150 million Americans are expected to submit a return by this year’s April 18 deadline. Although the tax code remains complicated, the annual review of income and expense reporting should be business as usual for most Americans. Still, taxpayers, their representatives, and advisors should…

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With 36 percent of the US workforce engaging in self-employment, a number only expected to grow in the coming years, it’s important to shed light on the motivations and needs of this unique sector. On the 18th of January, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) hosted a symposium entitled Self-Employed Entrepreneurs: The New Era…

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Both the new Congress and the new administration have stated their deep commitment to enacting meaningful tax reform in 2017.  We recognize this will not be easy, nor will it happen without significant compromises on all sides. We also recognize that agreeing on a process of reform may be as challenging as the actual reform…

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October is National Cybersecurity Month with good reason. Over the past few years, cybersecurity threats have continued to escalate. No longer just the domain of isolated hackers, large-scale cybersecurity attacks can be perpetrated by domestic criminal and hostile international agents alike. Just last week, a widespread distributed denial of service attack disrupted major websites across…

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