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The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49892-Outlook2015.pdf

Predicts the federal budget deficit will hold steady relative to the size of the economy through 2018 but then begin to expand.  Also sees the economy expanding at a solid pace for 2015 and the next few years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

National Taxpayer Advocate 2014 Annual Report to Congress

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/2014-Annual-Report/full-2014-annual-report-to-congress/

Discusses the 20 most serious problems facing taxpayers as federal budget cuts result in reduced services and tax law becomes more complex.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

How Changes in Immigration Policy Might Affect the Federal Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49868-Immigration.pdf

Covers the demographic and labor force characteristics of immigrants and how proposals to change the immigration system would affect the federal budget through benefits and taxes related to noncitizens.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

New Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

Categories: Statistics,Taxes,Transportation

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/New-Standard-Mileage-Rates-Now-Available;-Business-Rate-to-Rise-in-2015

Agency press release with standard mileage rates in effect for 2015. Rate  for business miles driven goes from 56 cents in 2014 to 57.5 cents for 2015.  Also covers rates for medical/moving purposes and miles driven for charitable organizations.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report: 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/2013_summary_report.pdf

Provides information on the structure, function, finances, taxation, employment, and pension systems of approximately 90,000 state and local governments in the U.S.  From the Census Bureau

 

2012 Census of Governments: Finance—State and Local Government Summary Report

Categories: Federal State Relations,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www2.census.gov/govs/local/summary_report.pdf

Presents data on state and local government finances including revenue by source, expenditures by character and function, indebtedness by term, and cash and security holdings by purpose.  Leading causes for revenue declines were falling interest income and declines in value of employee retirement investments.  From the Census Bureau

 

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-227.html

Press release on state and local government revenue and spending trends from 2007 to 2012 with links to more detailed data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Taxing Capital Income: Effective Marginal Tax Rates Under 2014 Law and Selected Policy Options

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49817-Taxing_Capital_Income_0.pdf

Examines the relationship between “tax rates on capital income” and “before-tax rates of return on investments” and how differences can reduce economic efficiency.  Also looks at the implications of proposed policy options for the taxation of capital income.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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