federal tax reform

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    Mitch Kokai To N&O: Federal Spending Isn’t Getting the Attention It Deserves

    Lynn Bonner of the News & Observer reports that some advocates for children are concerned that federal tax reform will lead to federal spending cuts. Advocates for low-income children looked to a grim future following the U.S. Senate’s approval of a tax-cut bill last week, one in which more…
    Donna Martinez, December 6, 2017
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    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the House & Senate Tax Bills

    JLF’s Roy Cordato has a helpful piece on the House and Senate tax bills. What should you pay attention to? I just came across this summary/comparison of the House and Senate’s tax reform proposals published by Forbes. It is really quite good at laying out the details in…
    Donna Martinez, December 4, 2017
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    “It’s not just unfair; it’s holding the whole economy back”

    Writing in Monday’s Herald-Sun, our Jon Pritchett makes the case for federal tax reform to help small business. I know firsthand how much small businesses would do with the kind of tax relief the president supports. I’ve owned and managed several small businesses in the sports industry. I know…
    Donna Martinez, November 20, 2017
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    What Would Federal Tax Reform Mean For High-Tax California?

    Interesting column in the LA Times about the impact of tax reform on people who live in high-tax states like California. At issue is the proposal to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes.  “My assumption is that people who take advantage of the deductions for state…
    Donna Martinez, November 15, 2017
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    House tax plan might “cut cut cut cut cut” stadium deals

    It didn’t grab headlines, but the House tax reform plan due out today includes a nugget free-marketeers should find encouraging. From the Wall Street Journal (behind the paywall): Tax-exempt bonds could no longer be used to build professional sports stadiums. That’s right. One major tool attracting public subsidies for…
    Rick Henderson, November 2, 2017
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    What Will Federal Tax Reform Mean To Your Wallet?

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai offers a short primer on the proposal to reform and cut federal taxes. Watch here. For more details, read an analysis by JLF’s Joe Coletti here.
    Donna Martinez, October 2, 2017
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    Who Benefits From The Federal Tax Reform Proposal?

    JLF’s Joe Coletti offers a primer on key components of proposed federal tax relief for middle-class families and businesses. He explains why the plan would make taxes simpler for most and offers suggestions for improvement. First, it reduces the number of tax brackets from seven ranging between 10 percent and 39.6 percent, to three brackets…
    Donna Martinez, September 29, 2017
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    “That kind of populism Ronald Reagan would have choked on”

    Good interview with Steve Forbes on CNBC, who discusses prospects for federal tax reform and/or tax cuts. Pay close attention to what he says about word that a key Trump advisor wants a tax HIKE for higher earners. Watch the Forbes interview here. And what about in North…
    Donna Martinez, August 8, 2017