Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Budget of the U. S. Government: A New Foundation for American Greatness: Fiscal Year 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf

Basic budget document of the Trump administration with summary tables.  Proposes steep cuts to Medicaid and other social services programs.  From the White House and the Office of Management and Budget

 

Border-Adjusted Consumption Taxes and Exchange Rate Movements: Theory and Evidence

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44821.pdf

Explains what a border-adjustment tax is and what some implications might be, especially to exchange rates, if the U.S. were to implement such a new tax. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections: 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/

Provides a summary of taxes collected by states for five broad tax categories and 25 subcategories.  Does not include taxes by localities.  From the Census Bureau

 

Taxpayers with Zero Income Tax Liability: Trends Over Time and Across Income Levels

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10667.pdf

About 44% of U.S. households pay no federal income tax.  This brief report examines the reasons for this situation and looks at variations, and the reasons for these variations, over time.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Comparisons of Corporate Income Tax Rates

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52419-internationaltaxratecomp.pdf

Reviews and compares corporate income tax rates, including statutory, average, and effective rates in the U.S. and the “Group of 20” countries.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt492.pdf

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

International Taxation: Information on the Potential Impact on IRS and U.S. Multinationals of Revised International Guidance on Transfer Pricing

Categories: Business/Economics,Nongovernmental organizations,Taxes

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682330.pdf

Offers a federal agency’s analysis of how the U.S. could be affected by an international organization’s proposals for curbing the actions of multinational corporations to shift profits from higher tax to lower tax countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

CBO’s 2016 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/52298-socialsecuritychartbook.pdf

Presents additional information about long-term projections for Social Security in the form of 12 exhibits that illustrate the program’s finances and the distribution of benefits paid and revenues received to and from various segments of the population.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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