July 11, 2012
TPC: How Hard Is It to Cut Tax Preferences to Pay for Lower Tax Rates?
Tax Policy Center, How Hard Is It to Cut Tax Preferences to Pay for Lower Tax Rates?:
Some political leaders have proposed to lower individual income tax rates and make up the lost revenue by eliminating tax preferences. To help inform the discussion of such proposals, we examine illustrative revenue-neutral combinations of lower rates and cuts in tax preferences and their effects on the distribution of tax burdens. We conclude that paying for lower rates would require substantial reductions in broadly-used and popular preferences. In addition, requiring that changes maintain the current progressivity of the federal income tax would make it much harder to find a politically acceptable mix of preferences to curtail.
- The Atlantic, Why Romney's Plan Could Mean Higher Taxes for All but the Richest
- Bloomberg, Romney-Style Plan Means Sharp Tax-Break Cuts, Study Says
- CNN, High Price of Lower Tax Rates
- Forbes, Do the Math: Why Trimming Tax Breaks Won't Allow U.S. to Easily Cut Rates
- Reuters, Romney Tax Plan Would Eat Into Popular Breaks: Study
- Tax Vox Blog, Trimming Tax Breaks to Cut Rates is a Lot Harder Than It Looks
- Wall Street Journal, Tax Reform: Why It’s So Hard
- Washington Post, It’s Hard to Raise Revenues by ‘Lowering Rates and Broadening the Base’
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