tax reform

Apple: The Biggest Tax Cheaters in History Repatriate Profits Under Trump’s Tax Bill

January 22, 2018

What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

GOP Tax Plan Would Scrap ‘Individual Mandate’ and Raise Premiums

November 16, 2017

Senate Republicans’ tax reform proposal and their plans to repeal the individual mandate are the “same sort of cynicism,” says economist Dean Baker

No Evidence that Trump’s Tax Plan Would Boost Economy or Create Jobs

October 24, 2017

There is no evidence to support Republican arguments that cutting corporate and small-business taxes will boost the economy or create jobs, says Gerald Epstein of UMass Amherst. ‘In the end, the only ones that, of course, are going to gain, are the corporations’

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering

October 20, 2017

The common misconception is that the government is doing something wrong when it runs a deficit, but what most people don’t understand is that there’s a matching surplus in another part of the economy, says economist Stephanie Kelton

Can Trump’s Tax Reform Raise Household Income by $4,000?

October 12, 2017

During a rally in Harrisburg, PA, Trump claimed that his tax reform would raise incomes by $4,000 per household. Economist Dean Baker disputes that tax breaks generate greater economic activity and thus raise incomes as Trump claims

Trump’s Corporate Tax Proposal Would Trigger a Global Race to the Bottom

September 29, 2017

Trump’s proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate will contribute to a global taxation race to the bottom where the losers will be all countries and the winners will be corporations, explains tax justice expert James Henry

The Black Financial and Fraud Report

August 6, 2017
Former financial regulator Bill Black says the Democrats’ demands are the result of bad economics and bad politics, while Trump’s vision is “the type of thing that comes from ingesting too much peyote”

Trump Unveils Outline of his Pro-Corporate Tax Plan

April 27, 2017

Trump would be one of the main beneficiaries of his own tax reform proposal, benefitting from the lowering of “pass-through” income, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Economy

April 13, 2017
Dean Baker of CEPR argues that a better corporate tax reform would be to have the government hold a portion of corporations’ shares and earn their dividends instead of taxing them

Tax Wars

August 31, 2016
Economist James Henry discusses the recent ruling by the European Commission that Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion because its tax benefits there are illegal