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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Estimates that if current laws remain unchanged, the U.S. would face steadily increasing budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years, reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.  From the Congressional Budget Office


A Patent/Innovation Box as a Tax Incentive for Domestic Research and Development

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Taxes

Describes current tax incentives for research, the reason for subsidizing research and development, and the potential effects upon innovation of patent/innovation boxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes


Analyzes the distribution of household income and four types of federal taxes to determine average after-tax income and the average federal tax rate.  Also examines the uneven distribution of income across households.  Finds that tax increases reduced income inequality slightly.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Options for Increasing Federal Income From Crude Oil and Natural Gas on Federal Lands

Categories: Energy,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Taxes

Analyzes how the federal government manages access to oil and natural gas on federal lands and presents eight policy options designed to increase federal income from oil and gas leasing without significantly reducing production.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(energy     federal/state relations     govt finance     taxes)

Corporate Income Tax: Most Large Profitable U.S. Corporations Paid Tax but Effective Tax Rates Differed Significantly from the Statutory Rate

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

Examines the extent to which U.S. corporations pay federal income tax, the percentage that had no federal tax liability, and the average effective tax rate based on financial statement reporting. From the Government Accountability Office


Fact Sheet: Treasury Issues Inversion Regulations and Proposed Earnings Stripping Regulations

Categories: Business/Economics,Headlines,Taxes

Announces new regulations aimed at stopping inversions in which U.S. firms are merged with foreign firms to reduce U.S. taxes.  The latest proposed rules are aimed at “earnings stripping” where the U.S. subsidiary takes out a loan from the parent foreign company and then deducts interest payments from its taxable income.  From the Treasury Department


An Analysis of the President’s 2017 Budget

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

Estimates that, under the president’s proposed budget, the deficit would decline in 2017 and 2018, but then outlays would rise more rapidly than revenues.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

A series of tables and charts showing types of firearms manufactured, firearms exports and imports, imports by country of manufacture, firearms tax revenues, registered weapons by state, year-by-year actions on firearms license applications from 1975, and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department



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