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Solution for mistakes in a rushed tax bill? Another bill to fix them

Dec 13, 2017
Some Capitol Hill lawmakers say a rushed tax bill is not such a big deal, because a technical corrections bill can happen early next year. But given the uncertain nature of today’s politics, that could be harder or take longer than expected. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The Treasury Department's tax plan analysis is one page long. Really.

Dec 12, 2017
Is empirical analysis dead? We ask Politico's Ben White.
A statue of Alexander Hamilton, the first United States secretary of the Treasury, stands in front of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.
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After taxes … then comes infrastructure and how to pay for it

Dec 8, 2017
Reports say President Trump will release his plan to tackle the nation’s public works next month.

House threat to tuition assistance tax break worries employers

Dec 8, 2017
Some Republican lawmakers join push to save the perk for employers and their employees.

Proposed tax credit change could reduce future affordable housing

Dec 7, 2017
Advocates for affordable housing worry that the elimination of an incentive program for developers in the House version of the tax bill could result in less low-income housing built in the future.
A construction site stands around neglected housing in Manhattan on November 30, 2017 in New York City. Republicans are coming closer to getting the votes needed to pass their proposed tax cut which many economists predict will benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class.
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What some Central Texans think about taxes

Dec 6, 2017
In Trump territory, there's faith in the tax bill along with feelings of being left behind.
Seventy-five percent of Burnet and Llano counties voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election.
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No surprise: real estate a big winner in tax bills

Dec 6, 2017
There are major differences between the Senate and House versions of the GOP tax plan. And while corporate America writ large appears to be the big winner in both versions, not all corporations are treated equally. Here’s a look at which industries come out on top and which do not. Click the audio player above […]

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There’s more to America’s global competitiveness than the tax rate

Dec 5, 2017
Tax savings could go to shareholders, not new technology, jobs or other investments.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks to reporters about the Senate's version of the tax reform bill today at the Capitol.
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Lawmakers ponder fate of corporate AMT

Dec 5, 2017
The House and Senate have both passed tax bills cutting the rate that corporations pay. The lawmakers differ though on the details, including what to do with the corporate alternative minimum tax. The House bill repealed it, but after some last minute changes the Senate bill keeps the AMT in place and some businesses aren’t […]

Here’s why a one-year phase-in of the corporate tax cut could be a big deal

Dec 5, 2017
One of the key parts of the GOP tax reform plan is a cut in the corporate tax rate from the current 35 percent to 20 percent. In the bill passed by the House, that cut would begin next year. The Senate bill delays the cut until 2019. One year may not seem like a […]