Tax Foundation's Tax Policy Podcast

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Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • Podcast on Hiatus (Update)

    Podcast on Hiatus (Update)

    24/10/2013

    The Tax Policy Podcast will be taking a break for a while as we look to improve and restructure the podcast to be a more effective tool for promoting principled tax policy. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for more details.

  • Elizabeth Malm on Amendment 66 in Colorado

    Elizabeth Malm on Amendment 66 in Colorado

    17/10/2013

    Tax Foundation Economist Elizabeth Malm discusses her new study on the economic effects of Amendment 66 that found the increased taxes on low and middle income earners and small businesses could prove harmful to Colorado's economy.

  • Scott Drenkard on the Best States for Business

    Scott Drenkard on the Best States for Business

    10/10/2013

    Tax Foundation economist Scott Drenkard discusses the 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, which enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare.

  • Joseph Henchman on Pro-Growth Tax Reform for Nebraska

    Joseph Henchman on Pro-Growth Tax Reform for Nebraska

    04/10/2013

    Tax Foundation Vice President for Legal and State Projects Joseph Henchman discusses his latest study (with Scott Drenkard) on what The Cornhusker State can do to reform its tax code and build on its current economic successes.

  • William McBride on Fostering Investment and Growth with Tax Reform

    William McBride on Fostering Investment and Growth with Tax Reform

    26/09/2013

    This week Tax Foundation Chief Economist William McBride discusses his new study on the nation's low investment rate and how a few key reforms can help turn it around and stimulate new economic growth.

  • The Why Not Move? State Tax Calculator with Pam Villarreal

    The "Why Not Move?" State Tax Calculator with Pam Villarreal

    19/09/2013

    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.

  • Andrew Bagley on the Massachusetts Tech Tax

    Andrew Bagley on the Massachusetts Tech Tax

    12/09/2013

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

  • Online Tools for Making Sense of Economic Policy

    Online Tools for Making Sense of Economic Policy

    05/09/2013

    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...

  • Scott Drenkard on State and Local Sales Taxes in 2013

    Scott Drenkard on State and Local Sales Taxes in 2013

    29/08/2013

    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-...

  • William McBride on the History of Credits and Deductions

    William McBride on the History of Credits and Deductions

    22/08/2013

    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. More information is available in Tax...

  • Chris Bergin of Tax Analysts on the IRS Political Targeting Scandal

    Chris Bergin of Tax Analysts on the IRS Political Targeting Scandal

    16/08/2013

    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.

  • Scott Hodge on the Economics of the Blank Slate

    Scott Hodge on the Economics of the Blank Slate

    09/08/2013

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

  • William McBride on Obamas Jobs Plan

    William McBride on Obama's Jobs Plan

    02/08/2013

    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.

  • Kyle Pomerleau on Education Tax Credits

    Kyle Pomerleau on Education Tax Credits

    25/07/2013

    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."

  • Candidates for Governor of Virginia

    Candidates for Governor of Virginia

    18/07/2013

    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...

  • Greg Lawson on Tax Reform in Ohio

    Greg Lawson on Tax Reform in Ohio

    12/07/2013

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

  • Scott Pattison on State Budgets

    Scott Pattison on State Budgets

    05/07/2013

      Scott Pattison,  Executive Director of the National Association of State Budget Officers, discusses the recent rise in state revenues and what we can expect state budgets to look like going forward.

  • Nick Kasprak on Marriage and Taxes

    Nick Kasprak on Marriage and Taxes

    27/06/2013

    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. Additional resources: Tax Policy Blog, "Joint Filing in the Tax Code" by Nick Kasprak (6/26/13)...

  • David Brunori on the Virtues of the Gas Tax

    David Brunori on the Virtues of the Gas Tax

    20/06/2013

    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. Additional resources: "Gas Tax is the Way to Go" by David...

  • Elizabeth Malm on Tax Reform in the North Carolina General Assembly

    Elizabeth Malm on Tax Reform in the North Carolina General Assembly

    13/06/2013

    Tax Foundation economist Elizabeth Malm discusses the latest negotiations over comprehensive tax reform in The Tar Heel State. Additional resources: Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact No. 373, "North Carolina Considers Impressive Tax Reform...

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