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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Internal Revenue Service Data Book

Categories: Statistics,Taxes

A collection of statistical tables showing the work of the IRS during the past year.  Includes information about returns filed, taxes collected, enforcement, taxpayer assistance, and the IRS workforce.  From the Internal Revenue Service


Tackling Tax Evasion and Avoidance

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Latest actions by the British government to reduce and prevent tax dodging by citizens and businesses.   From HM Treasury.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 9047


Budgetary and Economic Outcomes Under Paths for Federal Revenues and Noninterest Spending Specified by Chairman Price, March 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

The projections in this report represent an assessment of how federal debt and economic output would evolve from 2016 to 2040 under paths for revenue and noninterest spending proposed by Tom Price, the chair of the House Budget Committee.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2015 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Taxes,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Annual guide showing how Virginia compares to other states in areas such as education, health, taxes and spending, transportation and more.  New tables in 2015 are Per Capita Gross State Product and Per Capita Public Safety Expenditures.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Updated Budget Projections: 2015 to 2025

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

Updates baseline budget projections issued earlier in the year.  Now predicts that the federal budget deficit will total $486 billion in fiscal year 2015.  Also revises earlier estimate on budgetary effects of the Affordable Care Act lowering the net cost to the federal government by 11% over the 2016-2025 period..  From the Congressional Budget Office


Legalized Tax Fraud: How Top U.S. Corporations Continue to Profit Through Offshore Tax Havens

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

Examines tax avoidance strategies of large U.S. companies, including the sheltering of profits in offshore tax havens.  Claims more than 50% of U.S. companies represented by the Business Roundtable collectively hold more than $1 trillion in profits in such tax havens.  From the Senate Budget Committee


Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House


IRS Completes the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2015

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Taxes

Lists the top twelve tax scams prevalent in the U.S. during the 2015 tax season.  From the Internal Revenue Service


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