Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Governor Terry McAuliffe Unveils Amendments to Biennial Budget for FY 2016-2018 to the Joint Money Committtees

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Taxes,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=18552

Text of the governor’s speech before the legislature’s money committees with proposed amendments to the state budget for the second year of the biennium.  Announces a tax amnesty and other tax adjustments to boost revenues, some additional savings/reductions measures, but some budget relief for the Library of Virginia, which had been faced with 15 potential layoffs.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52142

Presents 115 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.  Also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of those options.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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