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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



The Federal Budget: Overview and Issues for FY2017 and Beyond

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

Reviews spending and revenue trends, recent major budget policy legislation, the current Obama budget priorities, and the outlook for the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Updated Budget Projections: 2016 to 2026

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

Presents updated budget projections following release of the president’s budget document.  If current laws remain generally unchanged, the report estimates that deficits will increase in nearly every year over the next decade and be larger as a share of GDP than the average over the past 50 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Statistics,Taxes

Focuses on federal government sponsored health insurance subsidies for those under 65 related to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  Estimates that in 2016 the subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage will result in an expenditure of $660 billion by the federal government or 3.6% of GDP.  Also estimates it will rise to 4.1% of GDP by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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