Rank #1: William McBride on the History of Credits and Deductions
The various credits, deductions, and loopholes in the tax code known collectively as “tax expenditures” have increased dramatically since the last major reform effort, and now account for almost twice the cost that they did in the early 1990s. In this episode, Tax Foundation chief economist William McBride discusses how that happened and what should be done now to reform the system.
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Aug 22 2013
Rank #2: Jon Caldara on Gov. Hickenlooper's Tax Record in Colorado
Independence Institute president Jon Caldara comments on Gov. John Hickenlooper's tax policy in Colorado and the findings of a public advisory panel that has claimed wide support for an income tax increase in the state.
Jul 26 2012
Rank #3: The "Why Not Move?" State Tax Calculator with Pam Villarreal
Thinking about moving? The National Center for Policy Analysis has created a free online calculator to determine how the decision to move to another state will impact your family’s standard of living. On this episode of the Tax Policy Podcast we chat with NCPA Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal about how the tool works and what users can learn from it.
Sep 19 2013
Rank #5: Joseph Henchman on the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling
Jun 28 2012
Rank #7: Scott Drenkard on State and Local Sales Taxes in 2013
Retail sales taxes are one of the more transparent ways to collect tax revenue. While graduated income tax rates and brackets are complex and confusing to many taxpayers, the sales tax is easier to understand: people can reach into their pocket and see the rate printed on a receipt.
Less known, however, are the local sales taxes collected in 38 states. These rates can be substantial, so a state with a moderate statewide sales tax rate could actually have a very high combined state-...
Aug 29 2013
Rank #8: Jerry Cantrell and Steve Lonegan on Taxes in the Garden State
This week, for the first time ever, is a special podcast double-feature! We take a look at the contentious negotiations over tax and budget policy taking place in New Jersey between Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic leadership in the state legislature. Our guests are Jerry Cantrell of the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey and Steve Lonegan...
Jul 05 2012
Rank #9: Chris Bergin of Tax Analysts on the IRS Political Targeting Scandal
Aug 16 2013
Rank #10: Online Tools for Making Sense of Economic Policy
This week we examine a couple of new interactive tools that our listeners can use to help them understand economic policy. First, we talk with Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute, and take a look at the customizable federal spending chart on DownsizingGovernment.org. Next we have a conversation with...
Sep 05 2013
Rank #11: Scott Hodge on the Economics of the Blank Slate
Aug 09 2013
Rank #13: William McBride on Obama's Jobs Plan
Aug 02 2013
Rank #14: Kyle Pomerleau on Education Tax Credits
Tax Foundation economist Kyle Pomerleau discusses new legislation to simply the multiple federal programs that subsidize higher education. More information available in Kyle's latest study, "The Higher Education and Skills Obtainment Act: A Proposal to Reform Higher Education Tax Credits."
Jul 25 2013
Rank #15: Candidates for Governor of Virginia
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Republican) and attorney and entrepreneur Robert Sarvis (Libertarian), both candidates for Governor of Virginia this year, join us to talk about their plans for the state's tax system. Tax Foundation economist Scott Drenkard starts us out, discussing his latest study on...
Jul 18 2013
Rank #16: Greg Lawson on Tax Reform in Ohio
Jul 12 2013
Rank #17: Nick Kasprak on Marriage and Taxes
Jun 27 2013
Rank #18: David Brunori on the Virtues of the Gas Tax
Jun 20 2013
Rank #20: Lester Jones on Beer Taxes
Beer Institute Chief Economist Lester Jones explains the tangled web of federal, state, and local taxes that get applied to the beer we drink. Find out more about the economic impact of beer on the U.S. economy here.
May 17 2013