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  • Moody's downgrade gives edge to safe-haven banks

    Why $21 Trillion in Debt Doesn't Bother the Credit Agencies

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S national debt has surpassed $21 trillion, up 2.8 percent since the start of the year, but two of the leading credit agencies aren’t worried about the country’s ability to keep up with its...

  • Treasury Department Encourages Workers to Check Their Withholding

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    With the new tax law in place, the Treasury Department is urging taxpayers to take another look at their paychecks and make sure the right amount is being withheld. “We urge taxpayers to visit the...

  • A congressional aide places a placard on a podium for the House Republican's legislation to overhaul the tax code on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Sparring Over the Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    The Senate Finance Committee heard from supporters and critics of the new tax law in a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. There was little agreement to be found, with the Republican witnesses largely...

  • Why the Deficit Outlook Could Be Even Worse Than It Seems

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Congressional Budget Office warned earlier this month that the U.S. will start running $1 trillion deficits in 2020, and that the national debt will be nearly as large as the economy in a decade...

  • Chart of the Day: Despite Trump's Tax Cuts, GDP Expectations Sag

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its advance estimate of first-quarter GDP on Friday, and the report is widely expected to show economic growth slowed over the first few months of the...

  • The Biggest Winners from the ‘Small Business’ Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans insisted that their tax cuts on pass-through entities were meant to reduce the tax burden on small businesses and thus spur job creation. But updated estimates from the Joint Committee on...

  • Teachers rally inside the state Capitol on the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City

    Tax Cuts Take a Toll on State and Local Public Servants

    By Michael Rainey

    Teachers in Arizona have announced they will go on strike this week, joining educators in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky protesting low wages and insufficient school funding in their states...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Have the Trump Tax Cuts Flopped?

    By Michael Rainey

    Sunday marks four months since President Trump signed the Republican tax overhaul into law. So it surprised us just a bit to see economist Andrew Hunter of Capital Economics already asking: “Have the...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a Harden County Republican party fundraiser in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S. on June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

    Could Another Round of Tax Cuts Backfire on Republicans?

    Republicans face a dilemma in their quest to pass another massive tax cut ahead of November’s midterm elections. Party leaders have pledged to make permanent individual tax cuts in the tax overhaul...

  • Why the Trump Tariffs Could Cost More Jobs Than They Save

    By Michael Rainey

    The tariffs President Trump announced – including a 25 percent levy on steel imports, with some notable exemptions – are meant to protect American jobs, but analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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    Who Benefits from ‘Opportunity Zones’?

    By Michael Rainey

    Governors have until today to nominate “opportunity zones” that are intended to bring investment capital and jobs to low-income communities in their states. The GOP tax bill established rules for the...

  • Will Ancient IRS Technology Eat Your Tax Refund?

    By Michael Rainey

    An essential piece of software involved in processing millions of tax returns for the IRS is “old enough to be a grandparent,” reports Nextgov , and officials are worried about what would happen if...

  • Chart of the Day: US Household Income

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office released a new report Monday on the distribution of income in the U.S. Ignoring means-tested transfers and federal taxes, the average household income in 2014 was $19,...

  • Democrats’ New Weapon in the Tax Wars: Interactive Maps

    By Michael Rainey

    The political battle over the effects of the Republican tax cuts is heating up, with Democratic lawmakers on the Joint Economic Committee releasing a set of interactive maps Monday designed to show...

  • Minor League baseball players stretch in Maryland before game

    Tax Bill Throws Wicked Curve at Pro Sports Teams

    By Michael Rainey

    Thanks to a 1967 ruling from the IRS, professional sports franchises have made trades without worrying about taxes. Under the rule, player contacts were swapped as “like-kind property,” a tax-free...

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