Updates | The Week of October 16
President Trump's proposed tax reform would slash the corporate tax rate and simplify taxes paid by families and individuals. It would also eliminate the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, changes that would primarily benefit upper-income earners.
Updates | The Week of October 2, 2017
Commentary continued on President Trump's proposed tax plan, but significant hurdles to the plan's realization remain. The White House is considering instructing federal agencies to review low-income assistance programs.
Updates | The Week of September 25, 2017
President Trump announced his sweeping tax-reform plan, prompting commentary on the plan's winners and losers. Some commentators expressed concern at the personal benefit the President's family stands to receive from the changes.
Updates | The Week of August 28, 2017
Trump's pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio sets off a firestorm; another battle over Trump's immigration ban is heard by the Ninth Circuit; and investigators and journalists turn up more evidence of Trump's business dealings with Russia.
We Need a National Debate on a Federal Tax on Wealth
America’s increasing economic inequality threatens our liberal democracy. We need urgently to find innovative tools to counter the erosion of our foundational, shared belief in opportunity and fairness, the American Dream.
Updates | The Week of June 5, 2017
The Trump Administration's plan to encourage cities, states, and corporations to provide infrastructure funding in lieu of the federal government may leave taxpayers without clear benefits and with greater costs.
Updates | The Week of July 10, 2017
The Department of the Treasury took aim at Obama-era tax regulations such as those relating to off-shore tax deals and estate taxes, claiming they impose an “undue financial burden” on taxpayers.
Updates | The Week of April 24, 2017
This week, President Trump unveiled his tax plan with proposed drastic reductions in individual and corporate tax rates. On the heels of this announcement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made clear that President Trump does not intend to release his tax returns.