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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


The Taxation of Social Security Benefits

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

Explains how taxes on social security benefits are determined, how those taxes have changed over time, and how the treatment of taxes on social security benefits compares with the treatment of taxes on other pension income.  From the Congressional Budget Office


CBO’s Economic Forecasting Record: 2015 Update

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

Compares the economic forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office with those of the Office of Management and Budget and other private sector forecasts.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Taxes

A directory of preparers with professional credentials by geographic area.  Also includes advice on choosing a tax professional.  From the Internal Revenue Service


State Government Finances Summary: 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Reports on 2013 state government revenues by source, expenditures by characteristic and function, indebtedness by term, and cash and security holdings by purpose.  From the Census Bureau


State Government Revenues Exceed Expenditures in 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Press release on the 16.3% rise in state government revenues in 2013.  Also provides additional information from the Annual Survey of State Government Finances. From the Census Bureau


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