Taxes
  • Treasury Department Encourages Workers to Check Their Withholding

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    With the new tax law in place, the Treasury Department is urging taxpayers to take another look at their paychecks and make sure the right amount is being withheld. “We urge taxpayers to visit the...

  • A congressional aide places a placard on a podium for the House Republican's legislation to overhaul the tax code on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Sparring Over the Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    The Senate Finance Committee heard from supporters and critics of the new tax law in a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. There was little agreement to be found, with the Republican witnesses largely...

  • Why the Deficit Outlook Could Be Even Worse Than It Seems

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Congressional Budget Office warned earlier this month that the U.S. will start running $1 trillion deficits in 2020, and that the national debt will be nearly as large as the economy in a decade...

  • Chart of the Day: Despite Trump's Tax Cuts, GDP Expectations Sag

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its advance estimate of first-quarter GDP on Friday, and the report is widely expected to show economic growth slowed over the first few months of the...

  • The Biggest Winners from the ‘Small Business’ Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans insisted that their tax cuts on pass-through entities were meant to reduce the tax burden on small businesses and thus spur job creation. But updated estimates from the Joint Committee on...

  • U.S. Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb speaks during his election night rally in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

    The GOP Tax Message May Have Backfired in Pennsylvania

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans were banking on their $1.5 trillion tax cut to give them a boost in the 2018 elections, but that isn’t how Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania's deep-red 18th congressional...

  • Global Economy Is Booming, but Beware ‘Excessively Pro-Cyclical’ Policies

    By Michael Rainey

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is feeling pretty optimistic these days, saying Tuesday that global growth continues to strengthen this year and next, with investment and...

  • The Old Will Outnumber the Young in the US by 2035

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be older than 65, meaning that one in five U.S. residents will be of retirement age, the Census Bureau reports . And by 2035, seniors will outnumber children for the...

  • Waste, Waste, Glorious Waste

    Monthly Deficit Hits a 6-Year High

    By Michael Rainey

    The federal government’s budget deficit rose to $215 billion in February, the largest monthly deficit since 2012. The shortfall was driven by both higher spending and lower revenues. Government...

  • Are Wages Increasing in the Wake of the Tax Cuts?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Are wage gains picking up or just puttering along? According to Ben Casselman of the The New York Times, that’s a hard a hard question to answer, due in large part to poor quality data that that is...

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