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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2015 to 2024

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

Provides estimates of the potential budgetary savings from 79 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Federal Proposals to Tax Marijuana: An Economic Analysis

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Govt Finance,Taxes

Provides an overview of marijuana production, possible justifications for imposing federal taxes, estimates the level of taxes that might be raised, and analyzes possible marijuana tax designs.  Also discusses potential administration and enforcement problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2011

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes

Finds the average federal tax rate for all households in 2011 was 17.6%.    Also examines the effect of taxes on households with differing amounts of income and trends.   From the Congressional Budget Office


Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Taxes

Provides the answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding current restrictions on federal contracting with inverted domestic corporations—corporations that have incorporated abroad to avoid paying U.S. taxes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


How CBO Analyzes the Effects of Changes in Federal Fiscal Policies on the Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Explains how the congressional budget watchdog agency analyzes the long-term and short-term effects of changes in federal spending and tax policy on the U.S. economy.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Various Tax Benefits Increase in 2015 Due to Inflation Adjustments

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Finance,Taxes,-Various-Tax-Benefits-Increase-Due-to-Inflation-Adjustments

Agency press release announcing figures for 2015 tax year for tax brackets, standard deductions, exemptions and more.  From the Internal Revenue Service


Energy Policy: Information on Federal and Other Factors Influencing U.S. Energy Production and Consumption from 2000 through 2013

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology,Taxes

Provides information on U.S. energy production and consumption and how federal government activities influence such production and consumption.  Covers fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy use.   From the Government Accountability Office


Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Reports on compliance with tax laws and revenue obtained.  The total dollars collected increased for the third straight year, to $2.9 trillion or 13% increase in FY2013.  From the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration


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