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Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53922-meanstestedprograms.pdf

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Tax Exempt Organization Search

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search

Offers information about the tax-exempt status of an organization.  Replaces the former service known as Select Check.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

Overview of the Federal Tax System in 2018

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45145.pdf

Describes the new federal tax structure and system created by P.L.115-97 signed into law at the end of 2017.  Also provides selected statistics on the tax system as a whole. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53651-outlook.pdf

Estimates that the federal budget deficit will grow substantially over the next few years, then stabilize at a high level by historical standards.  Sees federal deficit rising to nearly 100% of GDP by 2028.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Includes sections on the distribution of household income in the U.S., trends in household income/means-tested transfers/federal taxes, and trends in income inequality.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Provides a stark picture of income inequality in the U.S. where, in 2014, the lowest fifth had average annual income of about $19,000 and the highest fifth had $281,000.  Also discusses trends in income inequality and how federal programs, especially the Affordable Care Act, and taxes affected the distribution of income in 2014.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Economic Report of the President: Together with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers February 2018

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERP_2018_Final-FINAL.pdf

Predicts ambitious economic growth of 3% via administration policies involving tax cuts and deregulation.  Includes nearly 40 pages of statistics on income, employment and production in Appendix B.  From the White House

 

Estimated Deficits and Debt Under the Conference Agreement of H.R. 1 ….

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/53437-taxcutsjobsact.pdf

Provides a nonpartisan analysis of the estimated deficit and debt resulting from the conference agreement between the House and Senate on H.R. 1, the Tax Cut bill.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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