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Tax Foundation's Tax Policy Podcast

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The Tax Policy Podcast is the official podcast of the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937. Our economists welcome your feedback via email: podcast@taxfoundation.org.

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The Tax Policy Podcast is the official podcast of the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937. Our economists welcome your feedback via email: podcast@taxfoundation.org.

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Tax Foundation's Tax Policy Podcast

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The Tax Policy Podcast is the official podcast of the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937. Our economists welcome your feedback via email: podcast@taxfoundation.org.

Rank #1: William McBride on the History of Credits and Deductions

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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

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Rank #2: Jon Caldara on Gov. Hickenlooper's Tax Record in Colorado

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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

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Rank #3: The "Why Not Move?" State Tax Calculator with Pam Villarreal

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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

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Rank #4: Erin Henry on Corporate vs. Tax Accounting

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Erin Henry of the University of Connecticut School of Business discusses the difference between corporate tax estimates based on standard accounting practices vs. IRS guidelines. Read more about her research here.

Jun 05 2012

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Rank #5: Joseph Henchman on the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

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Tax Foundation Vice President for Legal & State Projects Joseph Henchman discusses the impact of the Supreme Court's verdict on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Jun 28 2012

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Rank #6: Prof. Sheldon Pollack on the Three Kinds of Federal Tax Policy

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Prof. Sheldon Pollack of the University of Delaware discusses his recent article for Tax Notes, "Arenas of Federal Tax Policy.”

Jun 21 2012

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Rank #7: Scott Drenkard on State and Local Sales Taxes in 2013

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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

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Rank #8: Jerry Cantrell and Steve Lonegan on Taxes in the Garden State

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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

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Rank #9: Chris Bergin of Tax Analysts on the IRS Political Targeting Scandal

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Christopher Bergin, president and publisher of Tax Analysts, discusses his organization's recent legal action against the Internal Revenue Service, and how Congress and the media have responded to the accusations of political targeting of nonprofit groups.

Aug 16 2013

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Rank #10: Online Tools for Making Sense of Economic Policy

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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

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Rank #11: Scott Hodge on the Economics of the Blank Slate

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Tax Foundation president Scott Hodge on the so-called “Blank Slate” approach to tax reform, and what the economic impact would be of eliminating various credits and deductions in the tax code.

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The Economics of the Blank Slate: Estimating the Effects of...

Aug 09 2013

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Rank #12: Andrew Bagley on the Massachusetts Tech Tax

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Andrew Bagley of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation discusses the problematic creation and implementation of Massachusetts' new tax on computer and software services.

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Sep 12 2013

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Rank #13: William McBride on Obama's Jobs Plan

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Tax Foundation chief economist William McBride discusses President Obama's recent proposals to cut corporate tax rates while increasing tax burdens on U.S. multinational companies operating abroad.

Aug 02 2013

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Rank #14: Kyle Pomerleau on Education Tax Credits

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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

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Rank #15: Candidates for Governor of Virginia

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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

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Rank #16: Greg Lawson on Tax Reform in Ohio

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The Buckeye Institute's Greg Lawson discusses tax reform efforts in Ohio.

Jul 12 2013

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Rank #17: Nick Kasprak on Marriage and Taxes

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Tax Foundation analyst Nick Kasprak discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Windsor, which struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Jun 27 2013

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Rank #18: David Brunori on the Virtues of the Gas Tax

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Tax Analysts Executive Vice President David Brunori discusses gasoline taxes and the advantages to connecting the person who pays a tax with the benefits it pays for. See more from David on Twitter.

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Jun 20 2013

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Rank #19: Kyle Pomerleau on Apple and International Taxes

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Tax Foundation economist Kyle Pomerleau explains the issues behind the Senate hearing this week at which Apple executives were grilled over the company's international tax planning strategies.

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May 23 2013

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Rank #20: Lester Jones on Beer Taxes

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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

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