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Earl Gregg Swem Library

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51908-2016_Outlook_Update-2.pdf

Projects that the deficit under current law will be larger this year than predicted in March but that deficits will be smaller over the 2017-2026 period.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

The Distribution of Asset Holdings and Capital Gains

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51831-Capital_Gains.pdf

Examines the distribution of capital assets and net capital gains/losses in 2010 by type of asset and by the income and age of the asset holder.  From the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation

 

Gender Budgeting and Gender Equality Indices

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Finance,Taxes,Women

http://www.imf.org/external/datamapper/index.php?db=GD

Reviews the use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality by countries of the world and attempts to develop a database toolkit of gender equality indicators.  Highlights successful gender budgeting practices and summarizes key country case studies.  From the International Monetary Fund

 

The 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51580-LTBO.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44522.pdf

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51361-

HouseholdIncomeFedTaxes.pdf

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51421-oil_and_gas_options.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/675844.pdf

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

 

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