Tax Law

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Capital Gains: The Missing Link to Tax Reform?
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 by Martin A. Sullivan

The big stir about Romney's tax plan --that if you fill in the blanks with likely revenue raisers the plan will result in tax increase for the middle class--all stems from the fact that tax breaks are not evenly spread over income categories . Proportionately... Read More

You Can't Get There From Here
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by Christopher Bergin

The Economic View in Sunday's New York Times by Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw ( Capital Gains, Ordinary Income and Shades of Gray ) defending special tax rates for carried interest brought to mind the old joke about a tourist asking... Read More

You Can't Get There From Here
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by Christopher Bergin

The Economic View in Sunday's New York Times by Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw ( Capital Gains, Ordinary Income and Shades of Gray ) defending special tax rates for carried interest brought to mind the old joke about a tourist asking... Read More

Capital Gains: The Missing Link to Tax Reform?
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 by Martin A. Sullivan

The big stir about Romney's tax plan --that if you fill in the blanks with likely revenue raisers the plan will result in tax increase for the middle class--all stems from the fact that tax breaks are not evenly spread over income categories . Proportionately... Read More

Are Capital Gains Double Taxed?
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Martin A. Sullivan

The very rich get most of their income from capital gains. Republicans have tried to sidestep this fact, but you can see it for yourself in the chart below. So any discussion of efforts to increase progressivity -- such as President Obama's so-called... Read More