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Individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

House Proposal to pay for AMT Relief by Closing Loopholes Would Make the Tax Code Fairer and Avoid Increasing the Deficit
6/20/08

House Budget Plan Deals with Tax Policy in a More Responsible Way than the Senate Version
3/20/08

Senate Republicans Choose Offshore Tax Avoidance Schemes for Wealthy Elite Over AMT Relief for 23 Million
12/13/07

Letter from House Members to Leadership Demanding AMT Relief Cost be Offset, Citing CTJ Figures
12/13/07

Republican Senators Block Bill to Pay for AMT Relief; Force Senate to Turn to Borrowing $50 Billion 
12/7/07

Congress and Public Face Stark Choice on AMT 
11/15/07

Congressman Rangel's Tax Reform Bill Would Make the Tax Code Simpler and Fairer - and All the Changes Are Paid For 
11/2/07

Taxpayers Likely to Pay the AMT in Tax Year 2007 Under Current Law, By State 
4/9/07

A Progressive Solution to the AMT Problem
12/14/06

Who Pays the Individual AMT: State by State Estimates
3/22/06

AMT Repeal Would Heavily Favor the Wealthy
5/24/05


Bush Tax Cuts

Time to Stop Subsidizing Wall Street: Eliminate the Tax Loopholes for Capital Gains and Dividends
10/1/08

Right-Wing Spin Machine Uses Misleading Figures to Argue that the Tax Code Is More Progressive Under Bush
7/31/08

Capital Gains and Dividends Tax Cuts Offer Almost No Benefit to Middle-Income Americans and Add to the Nation's Fiscal Problems (State-by-State Fact Sheets)
5/13/08

President Bush Has Made Tax Day Easier for the Rich - at the Expense of Everyone Else
4/14/08

House Budget Plan Deals with Tax Policy in a More Responsible Way than the Senate Version
3/20/08

Bush's Proposed Budget Cuts Show the Price of the Bush Tax Cuts
2/8/08

The Wall Street Journal Ignores Facts in Its Crusade for High-Income Tax Cuts
2/4/08

Most Taxpayers Will Get Less than a Third of the Tax Cut Touted by Bush in His State of the Union Address
1/30/08

Who's Rich? CTJ Analyzes Presidential Candidates' Definitions of "Rich"
1/16/08

Carried Interest and Real Estate 
11/7/07

Congress Should Stop Subsidizing Millionaires Through the Tax Code 
11/7/07

Congressman Rangel's Tax Reform Bill Would Make the Tax Code Simpler and Fairer - and All the Changes Are Paid For 
11/2/07

President's Reckless Tax and Fiscal Policies Force Congress to Raise the Debt Limit - Again 
9/13/07

New IRS Data Pegs Cost of Special Low Tax Rates on Capital Gains and Dividends at $92 Billion in 2005 Alone: Three Quarters Goes to Richest 0.6% 
8/10/07

Myths and Facts about Private Equity Fund Managers — and the Tax Loophole They Enjoy 
7/19/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part II
6/21/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part I
5/15/07

Bush Tax Cuts Reduced President's Taxes by 14 Percent, Cheney's by 21 Percent 
5/3/07

United States Remains One of the Least Taxed Industrial Countries 
4/26/07

Recently Passed Budget Resolutions Do Not Increase Taxes Despite Accusations of "Biggest Tax Increase in History" 
4/2/07

The Bush Tax Cuts So Far and the President's Proposed New Tax Cuts: Testimony of Bob McIntyre 
3/6/07

The Bush Tax Cuts Enacted Through 2006: The Latest Data 
3/2/07

CTJ's Advice to the New Congress
1/10/07

CTJ's Congressional Tax Report Card:
See How Your Senators and Representatives Voted on the Big Issues of Tax Fairness and Responsible Fiscal Policy
 
10/16/06

UPDATED: CTJ's Bush Tax Cut Scorecard: Summary of Bush Tax Changes From 2001 to 2010
10/13/06

The Bush Tax Cuts: Is Your State Better Off? State Fact Sheets and Analysis
10/10/06

99 Percent of Americans are Net Losers Under Bush Tax and Spending Policies 
6/29/06

Congressional Republicans Defend Tax Cuts With Fuzzy Math
5/18/06

Conference Committee Tax Plan: Another Tax Cut for the Rich
5/12/06

Bush Tax Cuts Saved President $26,000, Cheney $1.1 Million in 2005
4/18/06

Tax Cuts on Capital Gains and Dividends Doubled Bush Income Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest in 2003
4/5/06

CBO Projects $8.5 Trillion in Borrowing over Next Decade Under Bush Policies
1/26/06

Bush Funding 25% of Non-Social Security Spending This Year with Borrowed Money
1/23/06

New CBO Report Shows Bleak Fiscal Forecast
12/22/05

Two New 2006 Tax Cuts Benefit Only Wealthiest Few
11/21/05

State by State Analysis: Extending Capital Gains and Dividends Loophole Would Mostly Benefit Top 1%
11/18/05

Bushes & Cheneys Got $110,000 in Combined Tax Cuts in 2004
4/15/05

New "Tax Day" Report: Overall Tax Rates Have Flattened Sharply Under Bush
4/13/04

How do the Bush Tax Cuts Affect YOUR State?
State by State Issue Briefs

11/19/03


Capital Gains

McCain's Proposal to Increase the Tax Loophole for Capital Gains Would Be Unfair and Counterproductive
10/15/08

Time to Stop Subsidizing Wall Street: Eliminate the Tax Loopholes for Capital Gains and Dividends
10/1/08

Capital Gains and Dividends Tax Cuts Offer Almost No Benefit to Middle-Income Americans and Add to the Nation's Fiscal Problems (State-by-State Fact Sheets)
5/13/08

The Wall Street Journal Ignores Facts in Its Crusade for High-Income Tax Cuts
2/4/08

Carried Interest and Real Estate 
11/7/07

Congress Should Stop Subsidizing Millionaires Through the Tax Code 
11/7/07

Hundreds of Organizations Urge Congress to Eliminate Loophole for Private Equity Fund Managers 
9/5/07

New IRS Data Pegs Cost of Special Low Tax Rates on Capital Gains and Dividends at $92 Billion in 2005 Alone: Three Quarters Goes to Richest 0.6% 8/10/07

Myths and Facts about Private Equity Fund Managers — and the Tax Loophole They Enjoy 
7/19/07

CTJ Director Bob McIntyre on NPR's Morning Edition Discussing Private Equity Tax Loophole 
7/17/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part II
6/21/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part I
5/15/07

Congressional Republicans Defend Tax Cuts With Fuzzy Math
5/18/06NEW!!!

Conference Committee Tax Plan: Another Tax Cut for the Rich
5/12/06

Tax Cuts on Capital Gains and Dividends Doubled Bush Income Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest in 2003
4/5/06

Who Pays Capital Gains Taxes?
3/16/06

Bush Implies All of His Tax Cuts Were Failures Until 2003
3/14/06

Federal Income Tax Treatment of Capital Gains and Regular Income: Historical Data
5/10/04

GOP Hopes Big Wave of Capital Gains Tax Prepayments Will Offset 95 Percent of Tax Plan's Cost in FY 2001
8/13/99

Who Pays Capital Gains Taxes?
6/26/98

Notes on the Budget Surplus and Capital Gains.
6/23/98

Gains and Losses. Robert S. McIntyre, The Nation
2/17/97

Cost of GOP Capital Gains Tax Cuts Pegged at Double Official Total.
(1995)

Testimony of Robert S. McIntyre Before the House Ways and Means Committee Regarding Proposed New Tax Subsidies for Capital Gains and Corporate Profits Designed to Gut the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
(1995)

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Regarding the Taxation of Capital Gains Before the Mock House Committee on Ways and Means.
(1993)

Thrown for a Loop. Robert S. McIntyre, The New Republic
3/15/93.

Capital Gains for the Wealthy. Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post
3/9/92.

Capital Gains Tax Cut: Bush Says "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" But History Says "No, No, No."
2/10/92.

Extending the "Bubble" Is NOT a Good Trade-Off for a Capital Gains Tax Loophole.
(1990)

Indexing Capital Gains is a Bad Idea.
(1990)

Pro-Fair Taxes, Anti-Capital Gains Loophole Campaign Kicks Off Today Voters to "Send Their Crumbs Back," (1990)

The Capital Gains Debate: A Guide for the Perplexed. CTJ fact sheet
2/1/1990.

Tax Deform: A Primer on a Stupid Idea. Robert S. McIntyre, The New Republic
8/21/89.

Statement of Bruce L. Fisher before the House Committee on Small Business Concerning the Taxation of Capital Gains
11/1/89.

Wake Up, Middle America! Congress Is About to Pass Another Tax Cut for the Rich. Robert S. McIntyre.

Dorgan Capital Gains Plan, "Beards Bush, Boll Weevils," says CTJ, 9/11/89.

Neo-Voodoo Economics. Robert S. McIntyre and Jonathan Crystal, The New Republic, 2/8/88.


Corporate Giveaways

First Step in Shifting to Cleaner Energy: End Unjustified Tax Loopholes for Oil and Gas
7/2/08

House Proposal to pay for AMT Relief by Closing Loopholes Would Make the Tax Code Fairer and Avoid Increasing the Deficit
6/20/08

Bush Administration Demands that Congress Increase the Deficit with Tax Breaks for Business
5/23/08

The Senate's Foreclosure Prevention Act Rewards Big Business, Fails to Help Middle-Class Americans
4/7/08

Watch Robert McIntyre and Grover Norquist Debate Taxes 
11/26/07

Congressman Rangel's Tax Reform Bill Would Make the Tax Code Simpler and Fairer - and All the Changes Are Paid For 
11/2/07

Bush Gets It Half Right on Corporate Tax Reform 
8/9/07

Senate Should Pass the Doggett Proposal to Close Loophole That Allows Foreign Corporations to Dodge Taxes on U.S. Profits 8/8/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate the Treasury's Call for a Lower Corporate Tax Rate
8/1/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part II
6/21/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part I
5/15/07

United States Remains One of the Least Taxed Industrial Countries 
4/27/07

New Research Shows Wal-Mart Rigs the Tax System to Skip Out on $2.3 Billion in State Taxes 
4/16/07

The 110th Congress Should End Tax Subsidies for Big Oil
12/19/06

Time to End a Wasteful Congressional Tradition: Congress Should Reject the "Tax Extenders"
11/16/06

Transparent Obfuscation: PricewaterhouseCoopers & ExxonMobile Tout Total Tax Confusion 
8/30/06

Taxing Multinational Corporations
7/14/06

Proposed Timber Tax Break Benefits Low-Tax Corporations 
6/22/06

Proposed Extension of Corporate Tax Credit: Throwing Good Money After Bad
5/12/06

CTJ/ITEP Study of State Corporate Taxes
2/2/05

Corporate Income Taxes in the Bush Years
2/2/05

Congress Passes $210 Billion in New Corporate Tax Breaks
10/12/04

Corporate Pork Trumps Rational Jobs Policy
6/16/04

More Corporate Tax Shelters on the Way?
10/14/03

CTJ Report Urges Congress To Block MCI's $9.5 Billion Tax Loophole Grab
8/6/03

CTJ Testimony on Corporate Subsidies
6/18/03

Corporate Freeloader Chief is Bush's Choice to Head Treasury
12/9/02

CTJ Calls on Treasury to Scrap "Corrupt" Research Tax Credit Revisions
9/25/02

Corporate Welfare Will Cost Taxpayers More Than $170 Billion This Year 
4/17/02

Corporate Loophole Lobbying Conquers House
3/7/02

Corporate Tax Payments Near Record Low This Year
3/15/02

Less than Zero: Enron's Corporate Income Tax Payments, 1996-2000
1/15/02

Latest GOP Corporate Tax Giveaway "Compromise" Looks Almost Identical to Original Bloated Plan
12/18/01

Why We have a Corporate Minimum Tax
11/1/01 AMT Case Studies: Who Are the Companies Complaining About the AMT, and What Do They Pay in Taxes?
10/29/01 CTJ Ad in New York Times: Profiteering in the Name of Patriotism (PDF format)
11/15/01

IPS-UFE Study Examines CEO Pay at No-Tax Corporations Using ITEP Data
8/28/01

ITEP Study: Corporate Income Taxes in the 1990s.
(2000)

GAO Report: Big Foreign-Controlled Firms Operating in U.S. Pay Lower Taxes than American Companies
(1999)

Tax Subsidies Reward Corporate Downsizers (1996)

The Hidden Entitlements , Second Edition
Robert S. McIntyre (1996)

Statement in Support of Legislation to Curb Tax Subsidies for Exporting Jobs. Robert S. McIntyre
7/23/96

House Gives Far More Than It Takes in "Corporate Welfare."
(1995)

Archer Gives More Than He Takes in "Corporate Welfare."
(1995)

Collecting Current Tax from American Resident Individuals and US-Based Multinational Corporations on Income Earned Through Foreign Entities. Statement of Michael J. McIntyre, Professor of Law, Wayne State University, Detroit, before the Senate Finance Committee.
(1995)

May 3, 1995 CTJ Testimony Concerning the Alternative Minimum Tax.  HTML

Return of the Merger Maniacs. Why is the White House Pushing New Incentives for Acquisitions? Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post
6/7/92.

New GAO Report Illustrates Need for Multinational Tax Reform.
(1993)

On the breakdown of IRS tax enforcement regarding multinational corporations: revenue losses, excessive litigation, and unfair burdens for US producers. Statement of Robert S. McIntyre and Michael J. McIntyre Before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs.(1993)

The Decline of US Corporate Taxes.
CTJ fact sheet.(1992)

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Concerning the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax Before the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation.
2/12/92

Return of the No-Tax Corporations.
3/14/95

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Regarding Tax Write-Offs for Meals and Entertainment and President Clinton's Proposed Reform Thereof Before the Senate Committee on Finance
(1993)

Notes on the Alternative Minimum Tax: Current Law and Proposals for Reform
(1990)

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre and Bruce Fisher Before the Senate Finance Subcommittee On the Shortfall in Federal Corporate Income Tax Receipts
(1990)

It's Working, but... : The Resurgence of Business Investment and Corporate Income Taxes
Robert S. McIntyre, Douglas P. Kelly, Bruce L. Fisher and David C. Wilhelm
(1989)

Corporate Tax Abuses Wane. Most Avoidance Succumbs to Reform; Alternative Minimum Tax a Key, October 26, 1989.
Price: $25.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

The Corporate Tax Comeback: Corporate Income Taxes After Tax Reform
Robert S. McIntyre, Jonathan M. Crystal, David C. Wilhelm, September 1988
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

1986 Tax Reform Trimmed Abuses, Levelled Corporate Playing Field. Zero tax club shrinks; many defense contractors ante up. Investment up, but some shell games and loopholes remain, September 22, 1988.

Undermining America: Corporate Loopholes and the Trade Deficit (1986)

CTJ Calls for End to Tax Breaks for "Runaway Plants." (1991)

130 Reasons Why We Need Tax Reform, Robert S. McIntyre, Jeff Spinner (1986)
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

Money for Nothing: The Failure of Corporate Tax Incentives 1981-1984, Robert S. McIntyre, David Wilhelm (1986)
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Freeloaders: Four years of continuing, legalized tax avoidance by America's largest corporations, 1981-84.
Robert S. McIntyre, David Wilhelm (1985)
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

Ten Corporate Loopholes That Ought To Be Closed. Citizens for Tax Justice.

Testimony of Robert S. McIntyre Before the House Ways and Means Committee Regarding Proposed New Tax Subsidies for Capital Gains and Corporate Profits Designed to Gut the Tax Reform Act of 1986. January 25, 1995.

Hidden Welfare for the Rich and Corporations Costs US Hundreds of Billions a Year. April 24, 1995.

Republican Proposal to Repeal the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax Offers Tax Relief to Oil Companies & Other Would-Be Freeloaders. (1995)

The Failure of Corporate Tax Incentives. A study of three years of growing loopholes and lagging investment.
Robert S. McIntyre, Dean C. Tipps (1985)
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre In Support of H.R. 2889, The American Jobs and Manufacturing Preservation Act of 1991, Before the House Committee on Ways and Means. (1991)

Tax the Forbes 400! Robert S. McIntyre, The New Republic, August 31, 1987.

Corporate Income Taxes in the Reagan Years; A Study of Three Years of Legalized Tax Avoidance
Robert S. McIntyre, Robert Folen (1984)
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00


Estate Tax

Latest State-by-State Data Show Why Obama Should Scale Back His Proposal to Cut the Estate Tax
12/3/08

House Budget Plan Deals with Tax Policy in a More Responsible Way than the Senate Version
3/20/08

Fewer Than One Percent of Estates Are Taxed: Latest State-by-State Data on the Estate Tax
3/6/08

New IRS Data Show Fewer Americans Paying Estate Tax
1/10/07

Who Pays the Estate Tax?
1/10/07

Senate Rejects Cynical Attempt to Gut the Estate Tax 
8/4/06

Proposed Timber Tax Break Benefits Low-Tax Corporations 
6/22/06

Do Family Farms Need More Estate Tax Breaks?
6/09/06

New IRS Data Show Fewer Americans Paying Estate Tax
6/05/06

CTJ Statement on Estate Tax Cloture Vote
6/08/06

New Data Show Growing Wealth Inequality: Federal Reserve Report Shows Need to Preserve Estate Tax
5/12/06

Who Pays the Estate Tax?
4/4/06


Federal Deficits and Debt

House Proposal to pay for AMT Relief by Closing Loopholes Would Make the Tax Code Fairer and Avoid Increasing the Deficit
6/20/08

Bush Administration Demands that Congress Increase the Deficit with Tax Breaks for Business
5/23/08

House Budget Plan Deals with Tax Policy in a More Responsible Way than the Senate Version
3/20/08

Bush's Proposed Budget Cuts Show the Price of the Bush Tax Cuts
2/8/08

Congressman Rangel's Tax Reform Bill Would Make the Tax Code Simpler and Fairer - and All the Changes Are Paid For 
11/2/07

President's Reckless Tax and Fiscal Policies Force Congress to Raise the Debt Limit - Again 
9/13/07

United States Remains One of the Least Taxed Industrial Countries 
4/26/07

Bush's Alleged "Balanced Budget" Plan for 2012 - In Brief: Bogus
2/6/07

Testimony of CTJ Executive Director Bob McIntyre on the "Tax Gap" Before Senate Budget Committee
1/23/07

House Revives PAYGO — But Congress Must Still Resist Budget-Breaking Tax Proposals
1/10/07

UPDATED: How Big is the Deficit-- Really? 
10/20/06

New Treasury Report Discredits Supply-Siders 
7/28/06

Notes on the Latest Federal Budget Estimates: Don't Be Deceived by the Bush Administration's Spin 
7/11/06

Congress Considers Budget Rules To Slash Services While Protecting Tax Breaks for the Rich
6/29/06

CBO Projects $8.5 Trillion in Borrowing over Next Decade Under Bush Policies
1/26/06

Bush Funding 25% of Non-Social Security Spending This Year with Borrowed Money
1/23/06

New CBO Report Shows Bleak Fiscal Forecast
12/22/05

We're Paying Dearly for Bush's Tax Cuts: Study Shows Burdens by State from Bush's Borrowing Binge
9/23/03


Federal Tax Legislation

House GOP Tax and Entitlement Plan Would Raise Taxes on Four Fifths of Americans While Slashing Taxes on the Wealthy
7/7/08

House Proposal to pay for AMT Relief by Closing Loopholes Would Make the Tax Code Fairer and Avoid Increasing the Deficit
6/20/08

Bush Administration Demands that Congress Increase the Deficit with Tax Breaks for Business
5/23/08

Surtax on Millionaires to Help Veterans Would Be a Tiny Sacrifice for the Richest 0.3 Percent
5/15/08

Congressman Rangel's Tax Reform Bill Would Make the Tax Code Simpler and Fairer - and All the Changes Are Paid For 
11/2/07

President's Reckless Tax and Fiscal Policies Force Congress to Raise the Debt Limit - Again 
9/13/07

Hundreds of Organizations Urge Congress to Eliminate Loophole for Private Equity Fund Managers 
9/5/07

Senate Should Pass the Doggett Proposal to Close Loophole That Allows Foreign Corporations to Dodge Taxes on U.S. Profits 8/8/07

Myths and Facts about Private Equity Fund Managers — and the Tax Loophole They Enjoy 
7/19/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part II
6/21/07

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate Tax Loopholes for Fund Managers Part I
5/15/07

Recently Passed Budget Resolutions Do Not Increase Taxes Despite Accusations of "Biggest Tax Increase in History" 
4/2/07

The Bush Tax Cuts So Far and the President's Proposed New Tax Cuts: Testimony of Bob McIntyre 
3/6/07

The Bush Tax Cuts Enacted Through 2006: The Latest Data 
3/2/07

Bush's Alleged "Balanced Budget" Plan for 2012 - In Brief: Bogus
2/6/07

Testimony of CTJ Executive Director Bob McIntyre on the "Tax Gap" Before Senate Budget Committee
1/23/07

CTJ's Advice to the New Congress
1/10/07

House Revives PAYGO — But Congress Must Still Resist Budget-Breaking Tax Proposals
1/10/07

The 110th Congress Should End Tax Subsidies for Big Oil
12/19/06

Time to End a Wasteful Congressional Tradition: Congress Should Reject the "Tax Extenders"
11/16/06

Senate Rejects Cynical Attempt to Gut the Estate Tax 
8/4/06

Congress Poised to Extend IRA "Savings Incentives" for Wealthy 
8/1/06

CTJ Statement on Estate Tax Cloture Vote
6/08/06

Congressional Republicans Defend Tax Cuts With Fuzzy Math
5/18/06

Conference Committee Tax Plan: Another Tax Cut for the Rich
5/12/06

Proposed Extension of Corporate Tax Credit: Throwing Good Money After Bad
5/12/06

Tax Cuts on Capital Gains and Dividends Doubled Bush Income Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest in 2003
4/05/06

Who Pays the Estate Tax?
4/4/06

Who Pays the Individual AMT: State by State Estimates
3/22/06

Who Pays Capital Gains Taxes?
3/16/06

Bush Implies All of His Tax Cuts Were Failures Until 2003
3/14/06

CBO Projects $8.5 Trillion in Borrowing over Next Decade Under Bush Policies
1/26/06

Bush Funding 25% of Non-Social Security Spending This Year with Borrowed Money
1/23/06

New CBO Report Shows Bleak Fiscal Forecast
12/22/05

Senate and House Tax Reconciliation Bills Compared
12/6/05

Two New 2006 Tax Cuts Benefit Only Wealthiest Few
11/21/05

State by State Analysis: Extending Capital Gains and Dividends Loophole Would Mostly Benefit Top 1%
11/18/05

Child Credit Phase-In Rules Hit Hurricane Victims Hardest
11/8/05

Bush Panel Set to Propose Huge Deficits and Major Tax Shift Onto Wage Earners
10/18/05

Conference Committee Energy Bill Analyzed
7/28/05

House Energy Bill Rewards Corporate Tax Avoiders
4/21/05

Our Low, Low Taxes: U.S. Taxes Rank Close to the Lowest Compared to Other Countries
4/21/05

Bushes & Cheneys Got $110,000 in Combined Tax Cuts in 2004
4/15/05

Bush Budget Calls for Giant New Tax Cuts, Huge Reductions in Most Federal Programs
2/7/05

Bush's $10 Trillion Borrowing Binge: An Update
1/27/05

Congress Passes $210 Billion in New Corporate Tax Breaks
10/12/04

Bush and Cheney Release Tax Returns
4/13/04

New "Tax Day" Report: Overall Tax Rates Have Flattened Sharply Under Bush
4/13/04

CTJ's Bush Tax Cut Scorecard: Summary of Bush Tax Changes From 2001 to 2010
4/13/04

Details of the Administration's Budget Proposals
2/03/04

Bush Still on Track to Borrow $10 Trillion by 2014
1/30/04

CTJ Testimony Concerning Fundamental Tax Reform
11/5/03

Fiscal 2003 Deficit Soared as Income Taxes Fell to Lowest Level in Six Decades
10/21/03

Bush's $10 Trillion Borrowing Binge
9/11/03

The Bush Tax Plan, State by State
6/13/03

House GOP Child Credit Bill Gives Far More to the Well Off Than to Moderate-Income Families
6/13/03

Bush to Fund a Third of Non-Social Security Spending This Year With Borrowed Money
6/12/03

Most Taxpayers Get Little Help From Latest Bush Tax Plan
REVISED 6/5/03

Final Tax Plan Tilts Even More Toward Richest
REVISED 6/5/03

Effects of First Three Bush Tax Cuts Charted 6/04/03

One in Six Families with Children Would Gain from Increasing Child Credit Refund Percentage
6/03/03

Bush Tax Plan's Child Credit Boost Leaves Behind One in Four of America's Children
5/29/03

Senate Action Makes Bad Tax Plan Much Worse
5/16/03

Senate Democratic Stimulus Plan Offers Bigger Economic Boost and Larger Immediate Tax Cuts for Most than Competing Plans 5/14/03

Senate GOP Tax Plan Targets Tax Aid to Best-off 10 Percent
5/13/03

Most of House GOP Tax Plan Would Benefit Best-Off Five Percent
5/06/03

Revised Estimate Pegs Latest Bush Tax Cut Plan at $2.0 Trillion Over Decade
3/18/03

Bush Dividend Tax Cut Worthless to Most Seniors
3/13/03

Bush Administration Pegs Its New Tax Cut Plan at $1.8 Trillion Over Decade
2/3/03

Senate Democratic Tax Plan Analyzed
1/30/03

Bush 2003 Tax Plan a Big Fat Zero for a Third of Nation's Taxpayers
1/27/03

Most of Bush's Proposed New 2003 Tax Cuts Would Go to Top 10% (PDF format)
1/7/03

White House Reveals Nation's Biggest Problem: Rich not Rich Enough (PDF format)
12/16/02

Year-by-Year Analysis of the Bush Tax Cuts Shows Growing Tilt To the Very Rich
6/12/02

">Most of Post-2002 Bush Tax Cuts Will Go to Top 1%
4/18/02

Corporate Loophole Lobbying Conquers House
3/7/02

Kennedy Tax Freeze Keeps Bush Tax Cuts for All But Richest
1/22/02

Why We have a Corporate Minimum Tax
11/1/01

Senate Republicans Up "Stimulus" Ante to $220 Billion Over 3 Years
10/29/01

AMT Case Studies: Who Are the Companies Complaining About the AMT, and What Do They Pay in Taxes?
10/29/01

The House's $212 Billion Special-Interest Love Feast, from the American Prospect
10/22/01

House GOP "Stimulus" Bill offers 16 Large, Low-Tax Corporations $7.4 Billion in Instant Tax Rebates
10/16/01

Buy Now, Pay Later: How Generous Corporate Campaign Donors Save Billions in Taxes
11/7/01

$212 Billion House GOP "Stimulus" Tax Bill Would Almost Double Bush Tax Cuts Over Next Three Years
10/15/01

Proposed Capital Gains Tax Cut Would Divert Stimulus Funds to the Very Wealthy
10/12/01

Bush's Misguided "Stimulus" Plan: CTJ's Critique of Bush's Proposed New Tax Cuts, from the American Prospect
10/9/01

Administration Proposal to Accelerate Income Tax Cuts Would Overwhelmingly Benefit the Wealthy
10/5/01

Should Big Corporations Be Exempt from Helping Pay for the War on Terrorism?
9/25/01

Freeze the Cuts
9/18/01

Bush Energy Bill Passed by House Showers Tax Breaks on Energy Industry )
8/17/01

New York Times Profile of CTJ Director Bob McIntyre
7/16/01

Post-2001 Tax Cuts Offer Little to Most Americans
6/18/01

Joint Committee on Taxation Agrees
6/19/01

The Bush Tax Plan, State by State
6/13/01

Who Will Receive the 2001 Tax Rebate?
6/1/01

State-by-State Impact of Agreed-Upon Conference Bill Analyzed
6/1/01

Final Version of Bush Tax Plan Keeps High-End Tax Cuts, Adds to Long-Term Cost
5/26/01

State-by-State Effects of Senate Finance Committee-passed version of Bush tax plan
5/18/01

Senate Finance Committee-passed version of Bush tax plan analyzed
5/16/01

The Effects of the Bush Tax Cuts on State Tax Revenues
5/2/01

Treasury Press Release Confirms CTJ Estimates of Bush Plan's Impact-- But Leaves out Critical Details 4/25/01

Senate Democratic Alternative Plan Analyzed
4/16/01

State-by-State Impact of Bush Plan Analyzed
4/11/01

House-Passed Estate Tax Repeal Analyzed
4/9/01

House GOP's Version of Second Part of Bush Income Tax Cuts Analyzed
3/22/01

How Large Is the Available Budget Surplus?
3/14/01

How the Reagan Budget Deficits Became Today's Surpluses
3/12/01

How Much Will the Bush Tax Plan Cost?
3/8/01

Tom DeLay's Attempt to Rewrite History
3/9/01

CTJ Analysis of Ways and Means Tax Proposals
3/2/01

CTJ Analysis of Bush Plan Updated to 2001 Levels
2/27/01

Proposed Tax Giveaways for Wealthiest 1% Would Pay for Medicare Prescription Coverage for Seniors
2/15/01

When Would the Bush Tax Plan Take Effect?
2/12/01

Bush Tax Cuts Would Save George and Laura Almost $100,000 a Year
2/12/01

The Bush Tax Plan and "Average" Families
2/8/01

House-Passed Social Security Cut Benefits Few Taxpayers
7/31/00

Distributional Analysis of Congress-Passed and Pending Tax Bills in 2000
7/28/00

Distributional Analysis of Democratic Alternative Tax Plan
7/28/00

Congress-Passed Marriage Penalty Bill "More of the Same"7/21/00

Hatch's "Tax Simplification" Plan Would Mainly Benefit High Earners
6/19/00

Distributional Analysis of House GOP and Democratic Marriage Penalty Bills
2/11/00

CTJ Analysis of Senate Minimum Wage Bill
11/8/99

Minimum Wage Plan Targets Three-Quarters of Its Tax Breaks to Top 1%
10/18/99

GOP Leaders Distill Essence of Tax Plan: Surprise! It's Corporate Welfare!
9/14/99

Corporate Welfare Rides Again: Business Giveaways in the 1999 Tax Bill
8/17/99

Don't Spend that $160 Tax Cut Right Away: GOP Tax Plan Offers Wealthy and Corporations Immediate Relief; Others Must Wait
8/12/99

Distributional Analysis of Congressional Conference Committee Tax Bill
8/5/99

Distributional Analysis of Senate Democratic Alternative Tax Plan
7/28/99

Senate GOP Tax Plan: Not So Middle Class After All
7/27/99

House GOP Tax Plan Analyzed
7/27/99

Torricelli-Coverdell-McCain "Middle Class" Tax Cut Plan Leaves Out Most of Middle Class
7/9/99

There Is No Surplus: Op-Ed on the Projected Federal Budget Surplus
7/9/99

CTJ Analysis of Proposed GOP Capital Gains Tax Cut
7/7/99

Roth Proposes to Turn Public Schools Into Tax Shelters for Corporations and the Wealthy
6/18/99

What the Administration Proposes to Do with the Projected Budget Surpluses Over the Next Five Years--And Beyond
2/19/99

Ways & Means Chairman's Figures Confirm CTJ's: 10% Income Tax Cut is Heavily Tilted Toward Best-off
2/17/99

CTJ Analysis of GOP 10 Percent Tax Cut Plan.
1/20/99

CTJ Analyzes House-passed 1998 Tax Plan.
9/17/98

Gingrich's Tax Plan Raids Social Security.
7/31/98

Why Sunsetting the Tax Code is Irresponsible Tax Policy. 7/30/98

Notes on the $500 Child Credit: A Case Study in Tax Complexity Testimony of Robert McIntyre before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.
6/23/98

Why Not Tax Reform?
Robert S. McIntyre, Editorial from The Nation
4/27/98

'97 Tax Law: The Same Old Flaws. Response to Rep. Nancy Johnson Op-Ed.
Letter to the Editor of the Hartford Courant
4/25/98

'97 Tax Act Gives Big Fat Zero to Most Families This April.
3/31/98

Brief Description of and Comments on the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act.
9/15/97

Whither Tax Simplification? Why the Tax Plans Will Make Tax Returns More Complicated.
6/1/97

Distributional Analysis of Archer's Tax Plan, Sen. Roth's Tax Plan, Rangel's Tax Plan, and a Comparison of All Three
June, 1997

1997 Tax Plan Violates President's 'Principles'
7/31/97

Tax Changes Under 1997 Act Vary Widely By State.
8/6/97

President Clinton's Tax Plan Analysed.
7/7/97

Distributional Analysis of House Tax Plan.
6/27/97

Final Senate Tax Plan Favors Rich.
7/7/97

More Corporate Giveaways High on Congressional Agenda.
7/22/97

Cost Pegged at Twice "Official" Estimates. 7/3/97.

How Much Will the Capital Gains Tax Cuts Really Cost. 7/1/97.

Impact of Tax Cuts Combined With Entitlement Cuts. Study With Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 7/97

House Democratic Alternative. Distributional Table Released.
June 1997

Child Credit Limitations. Child Credit Would Go to Only Half of Children Nationally, State-By-State Analysis.
6/24/97

Explanation of Differences Between CTJ and Congressional Distributional Tables and Comparison with Treasury's Analyses 7/2/97

Gingrich-Forbes Plan to Repeal Capital Gains & Estate Taxes Would Balloon Deficit to Aid the Very Richest.
4/13/97

Child Credit Versus other Provisions. Give Americans Their Tax Break. 6/97

How They'll Cook the Books on the 1997 "Balanced Budget" Tax Cuts. 5/97

Latest Senate GOP Plan Would Increase Taxes on Most.
March 20, 1997 Press Release.

A (Belated) Happy Income Tax Freedom Day! Robert S. McIntyre, Michael P. Ettlinger, February 17, 1997

Notes for Tax Day. 4/12/96

Past Decade's Federal Tax Changes Have Reduced Budget Deficit-And Cut Taxes On Most Families. 12/13/95

Rich Are Big Winners, Poor Are Losers Under House Tax Plans. 11/17/95

Congressional Tax Cut Plan: Unfair and Busts the Budget.
House-Senate Conference Agreement tax provisions including capital gains tax cut and child credit.
11/17/95

Archer Calls for Ultra-Complex Double-Filing Tax System. 7/28/95

Are the Rich Really Overtaxed? Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post, 7/20/95

Most of GOP Tax Plan Expands Corporate & High-Income Loopholes. 4/5/95

GOP $500 Child Rebate Disappears Quickly For Families Who Need It Most. 4/4/95

GOP Claims to Balance Budget Without Tax Hikes Are Belied by Concealed Tax Increase Proposals. 3/16/95

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Before the Senate Budget Committee; America's Schools: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century. March 4, 1994.

CTJ's Tax Program. Citizens for Tax Justice, 12/93

The 1993 Budget Act-(Mainly) A Victory for Tax Fairness. Douglas P. Kelly, Robert S. McIntyre, CTJ Update, November 1993.

"A Major Victory for the American People"; CTJ Praises Conference Budget Plan.8/3/93

Stuff the Loopholes, Save the Middle Class. Why the Senate Tax Bill is Better than the House Version, 7/13/93

CTJ Calls on Senate to Replace Lost Energy Tax Revenues by Cutting Tax Subsidies6/11/93

Exaggerated Tax Package. & A Trillion Here ... Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post, 6/5/93

Some Problems with the Clinton 1993 Tax Program. 5/18/93

Distribution of 1993 Clinton Tax Plan. CTJ fact sheet.

CTJ Criticizes Gas & Energy Tax Hikes; "President Should Stick by His Tax Fairness Principles." 2/9/93

Journal of Graphic Fantasies:Progressivity and Income Tax Revenue. American Prospect (1993), Robert S. McIntyre.

Avoiding a Fiscal Dunkirk Robert S. McIntyre, The American Prospect, Winter 1992-93.

Notes on a Carbon Tax. 12/92

Fudging the Numbers Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post, 9/12/92

Reckless Republican Tax Plan Would Slash Income Taxes by 40% & Add $250 Billion a Year or More to the Budget Deficit.8/10/92

Is There a Tax-Cut Path Through This Thorny Recession? No: Tax Breaks Only Distort Investment and Undermine the Market's Efficiency. Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post, 3/9/92.

Bush's Costly Tax-Shelter Plan is Even Worse. The Horrible House Tax Plan: Disappearing Middle-Income Tax Relief + Phony Tax Hikes on the Rich = Bad Economic Policy & an Attack on Tax Reform, 2/21/92

Revolting Taxes and the Reagan Devolution Robert S. McIntyre & Michael P. Ettlinger, In These Times, January 22-28, 1992.

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Concerning Middle-Class Tax Relief, Tax Equity and Fairness, and Various Anti-Growth, Tax-Shelter Initiatives; Submitted to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 12/17/91

CTJ Calls for Straightforward, Revenue-Neutral Middle-Class Tax Cut, Cautions Congress to Avoid Anti-Growth Tax-Shelter Initiatives.
12/17/91

Behind All the Tax Proposals Is the "Shocking" Redistribution of Income in Favor of Wealthy. Robert S. McIntyre, ROLL CALL Finance Policy Briefing
12/9/91.

Republican & Democratic Tax Plans Offer Clear Choice to Public.
11/27/91

Borrow 'N' Squander. Robert S. McIntyre, The New Republic
9/30/91.

Gephardt and CTJ Release Report: Middle Class Paying More and Getting Less, Tax Cuts for the Rich Fuel Deficit. 9/12/91

Past Decade Saw Tax Hikes on Middle Class, Huge Tax Cuts for Richest 1%; Government Services Down While Middle-Income Families Foot Bill for Deficit. 9/12/91

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Concerning Trends in Income and Taxes Before the Senate Budget Committee. 2/22/91.

Inequality & the Federal Budget Deficit: 1991 Edition, Robert S. McIntyre (1991)
Price: $25.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

The Wealthy Still Got Away. Op-ed on 1990 Tax Package. Robert S. McIntyre, The San Jose Mercury News, 11/4/90.

Tax Provisions in the Budget Summit Agreement: Preliminary Analysis. CTJ fact sheet, 10/2/90.

Tax Shift to Middle Class Focus of New CTJ Book. Key Issues: Who Caused Deficit? Who Should Pay to Solve It?. Kevin Phillips and economists Steuerle, Bosworth and Quinn Review Economics and Politics of Tax Fairness. 10/22/90.

A Soaking (in Gravy) for the Rich.An Analysis of the 1990 Budget Agreement. Robert S. McIntyre, The New York Times, 10/3/90.

Tax Hikes from Deficit Package Will Be Roughly Even Across Nation. State-by-state analysis of the 1990 deficit reduction package's tax consequences. (1990)

Tax the Wealthy-All Over This Land. The move to limit federal deductions for local income taxes is unfair and partisan. Robert S. McIntyre, Newsday, 8/29/90.

Testimony of Michael P. Ettlinger before The Commission on Tax Fairness and Government Cost Effectiveness.8/22/90.

If You're Middle Class, You're Getting Soaked. Robert S. McIntyre and Bruce Fisher, Los Angeles Times,7/22/90.

7.5% Surtax on Unearned Income of Wealthy & Corporations Would Fund S&L Bail-Out Without Burdening Middle-Income Families. 7/17/90.

Reagan's Reverse Robin Hoods. Bruce Fisher, In These Times, 7/90.

Withholding Fire. Robert S. McIntyre and Bruce Fisher, The New Republic, 6/18/90.

CTJ to Budget Summit: Close Loopholes-Don't Soak Middle-Income Families CTJ Recommends Deficit-Cutting Tax Reforms As Alternative to Regressive Tax Hikes. 6/21/90.

The Tax Rate "Bubble," Notes on the Backward Bend In Personal Income Tax Rates. Citizens for Tax Justice, 6/1/90.

Source of Budget Deficit: Tax Breaks for Top 1 Percent New Calculation Shows Tax Cuts for Top Hundredth Have Added $860 Billion to National Debt. 5/22/90.

Tax Shift to Middle Class Focus of CTJ Conference Key Issues: Who Caused Deficit? Who Should Pay to Solve It? Rep. Dorgan, Steurle, Bosworth and Phillips to Review Economics and Politics of Tax Fairness. Sen. Bradley & Sara Lee Chief to Challenge the "Loophole Lobby," 5/17/90.

Are the Democrats Really So Stupid? Robert S. McIntyre, The New York Times, 5/14/90

Notes on Personal Savings, IRAs, Pensions, Etc. Citizens for Tax Justice, 4/4/90.

Taxes and the Poor:

The Reaganites and the Renegade.Assessing Reaganomics. Robert S. McIntyre, The American Prospect,
Winter 1991

Growth & Equity: Tax Policy Challenges for the 90's
Edited by Bruce Fisher and Robert S. McIntyre
(1990)

Assessing the 1990 Tax Plan. Robert S. McIntyre. (1990)

CTJ's Response to the "Rostenkowski Challenge." Citizens for Tax Justice, 3/16/90.

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Concerning H.R. 2493, The Utility Customer Refund Act of 1989 and H.R. 1150, The Utility Ratepayer Refund Act of 1989.

Facts About President Bush's Proposal to Give the Richest Americans a $25,000-a-Year Tax Cut. CTJ fact sheet, 2/10/89. The Child Care Crisis: Are Tax Credits the Answer? An analysis of seven child care tax credit bills (1988)
Price: $10.00 - CTJ Members: $4.00

Meeting the Revenue Targets in the 1988 Budget; Will Tax Reform Be Extended or Undermined?, Robert S. McIntyre (1987)

The Tax Reform Act of 1986(1986)
Price: $10.00 - CTJ Members: $4.00

Just Taxes & other options
Robert S. McIntyre
(1984)

Inequity & Decline; How the Reagan Tax Policies Are Affecting the American Taxpayer and the Economy
Robert S. McIntyre, Dean C. Tipps
(1983)


Flat Tax

Watch CTJ Director Bob McIntyre Debate the Flat Tax on CNBC
April 13, 2007

Flat Tax Proposals: An Introduction to Recent Legislation.
11/1/98.

Would it be a good idea to replace the income tax with a consumption tax? Insight Magazine Symposium. Robert S. McIntyre. (1996)

Flat tax and other consumption tax proposals discussed.
Testimony Before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. 5/17/95

Notes on Dick Armey's Revised "Flat Tax." 7/26/95.

Estimating Revenue Losses from the Armey Flat Tax: A Chronology7/27/95.

Flat On Our Backs. Robert McIntyre, The Nation, 2/96

The Flat Taxers' Flat Distortions, Robert S. McIntyre, The American Prospect, Summer 1995

Critical Notes On "The Progressive Consumption Tax." Robert S. McIntyre, 10/92.

Dick Armey & Steve Forbes's Plot to Raise Taxes on Most Texans, 3/8/96
Detailed tables on the effects of the Flat Tax on Texans.

Most New Yorkers Would Be Hit Hard by "Flat Tax", 3/5/96
Detailed tables on the effects of the Flat Tax on New Yorkers.

Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr.'s $1.9 Billion Tax Cut -- for Himself. 2/6/96

Kemp Commission: Damn the Deficit, Full Speed Backwards. 1/17/96

Armey Flat Tax, Table of Examples.
2/6/96

Armey Flat Tax Distributional Tables.
2/6/96

Forbes Flat Tax Distributional Tables.
2/6/96

Also, Some Flat Tax Quotes

The Facts About Jerry Brown's Proposed Flat-Rate Income Tax & National Sales Tax. Citizens for Tax Justice, 3/16/92.

Notes on the Norton-Kemp DC Flat Tax Plan. April/July, 1996

Burden Will Fall Heavily On the Poor. Robert S. McIntyre, The Item, 3/29/95

Voodoo Economics: The Sequel  Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post,9/25/94.

Taxing the Poor. Robert S. McIntyre, The New Republic, 1/30/95


Health Care

CTJ's Tax Justice Digest: President Bush's New Health Proposal
January 26, 2007

Taxing Health Insurance Premiums: The Latest Wrinkle (1994)

Notes on Health Care Reform Financing & Related Issues.(1994)

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Regarding the Tax Treatment of Health Care Organizations Before the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures House Committee on Ways and Means. 12/14/93.


Historical Information

Peter Jennings "In Search of America" Profile of CTJ Director Bob McIntyre (PDF format) 9/20/02

In Defense of the 1986 Tax Reform Act 1/7/00

Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Freeloaders: Four years of continuing, legalized tax avoidance by America's largest corporations, 1981-84. This 1984 study tells the full story of corporate tax avoidance during President Reagan's first term. (PDF only)

Just Taxes, and Other Options This 1984 paper includes a thumbnail history of U.S. income tax policy from the Civil War to 1984, a critique of the "flat tax" and the "progressive consumption tax," and an outline of the real tax reform agenda in the early eighties. (PDF only)


Tax Cheating and Tax Enforcement

Testimony of CTJ Executive Director Bob McIntyre on the "Tax Gap" Before Senate Budget Committee
1/23/07

Taxing Multinational Corporations
7/14/06

IRS Reforms Are No Bargain For Taxpayers. Robert S. McIntyre, Newsday
5/21/98

A Big Tax Blunder. Robert S. McIntyre, The New York Times
9/12/97


Marriage Penalty

McIntyre & McIntyre on the Marriage Penalty. In the summer 1999 issue of the Valparaiso University Law Review, CTJ's Robert S. McIntyre and Michael J. McIntyre, professor at Wayne State University Law School, outline a straightforward solution to the "marriage penalty" that neither loses revenues nor changes the distribution of federal income taxes. Robert S. McIntyre & Michael J. McIntyre, Fixing the "Marriage Penalty" Problem, 33 Valparaiso. L. Rev. 907 (1999).

Distributional Analysis of House GOP and Democratic Marriage Penalty Bills
Updated 2/11/00

What Marriage Penalty? Phony Figures in the Tax Debate.
This article, a brief summary of the marriage penalty issue, appeared in the June 12, 1998 issue of Slate magazine.

The Tax on Marriage: We can Get Rid of It Without Giveaways to the Rich.
This article expands on the insights of the Slate article and estimates the incidence of a revenue-neutral alternative plan.

The "Tax on Marriage"; Should We Get Rid of It, and, If So, How? Michael J. and Robert S. McIntyre. May 1980 analysis updated January 1998.
Price: $1.00


National Sales Tax

Impact of a National Sales Tax
9/1/04

The 23 Percent Solution. Robert S. McIntyre, The New York Times
January 23, 1998.

Notes on a Value-Added Tax. Robert S. McIntyre
5/25/93.

The Consumption Tax is a Bad Idea. Robert S. McIntyre.

No Sale: Lessons for America From Sales Taxes in Europe
Robert S. McIntyre and David C. Wilhelm
(1988)

Unfair Share: The Case Against Federal Sales Taxes,Robert S. McIntyre, David Wilhelm
(1986)


Elections

The Effects of the Candidates' Tax Plans on Households at Different Income Levels: Examples
10/29/08

Only 2.5% of Taxpayers Would Lose Some of the Bush Tax Cuts in 2009 Under Obama's Tax Plan:
State-by-State Figures

10/23/08

Does McCain Think Reagan Was a Socialist?
10/21/08

Obama and McCain Propose New Stimulus Plans, Including More Tax Breaks
10/20/08

Does Joe the Plumber Need a Tax Cut?
10/16/08

The Tax Proposals of Presidential Candidates John McCain and Barack Obama
10/16/08

McCain's Proposal to Increase the Tax Loophole for Capital Gains Would Be Unfair and Counterproductive
10/15/08

Obama's Tax Cuts Would Go to the Middle Class, McCain's Would Go to the Wealthy, and Neither Proposes to Increase Federal Revenue
9/12/08

Right-Wing Spin Machine Uses Misleading Figures to Argue that the Tax Code Is More Progressive Under Bush
7/31/08

New Math: McCain Surrogate Claims that 23 Million Small Business Owners Are Among the Nation's Richest 1.4 Million Taxpayers!
7/18/08

Only 1% of Taxpayers Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposal to Increase the Social Security Payroll Tax for the Rich
7/7/08

CTJ's Tax Justice Digest - The 2008 Presidential Candidates on Taxes

Who's Rich? CTJ Analyzes Presidential Candidates' Definitions of "Rich"
1/16/08

CTJ's Tax Justice Digest - Election Results 2006
11/8/06

CTJ's Congressional Tax Report Card: See How Your Senators and Representatives Voted on the Big Issues of Tax Fairness and Responsible Fiscal Policy 
10/16/06

Revised Analysis of Bush Plan
  8/31/00

Bush Tax Plan Takes Giant Bite Out of Social Security
2/4/00

Income Taxes on Working Families with Modest Incomes Under the George W. Bush Tax Plan
1/20/00

Dick Cheney, Fiscal Conservative?
7/28/00

Analysis of Gore Tax Proposal
8/31/00

Analysis of Bush Tax Record
4/00

Analysis of Gore Tax Record
4/00

Analysis of Bradley Tax Record
4/00

Analyses of McCain Tax Record
4/00

Analysis of McCain Tax Proposal
1/11/00

Final Estimates on Cost and Distribution of 1996 Dole Plan.
Detailed Tables on the 1996 Dole Tax Plan
8/26/96.

New CBO Analysis of Flat Tax Confirms CTJ's Critique of Brown Plan.
4/21/92.

Brown's 'Postcard' Tax Form Is a 'Total Fraud.'
3/27/92.

CTJ Blasts Tsongas 50 cent Gas Tax Hike: "Regressive and Regionally Biased."
3/4/92.

Bill Clinton's Tax Record As Governor of Arkansas, 1979-81 and 1983-91. CTJ fact sheet.


Social Security

Only 1% of Taxpayers Would Be Affected By Obama's Proposal to Increase the Social Security Payroll Tax for the Rich
7/7/08

House Budget Plan Deals with Tax Policy in a More Responsible Way than the Senate Version
3/20/08

An Analysis of Eliminating the Cap on Earnings Subject to the Social Security Tax & Related Issues
11/30/06

UPDATED: How Big is the Deficit-- Really? 
10/20/06

Senate Votes Social Security Boost for Best-Off: State By State Data
3/23/05

The False Messiah; Pete Peterson's Revelations Are Not Gospel Robert S. McIntyre, The American Prospect, Summer 1994.

Social Insecurity. Robert S. McIntyre, The New Republic, November 22, 1993.


State and Local Taxes

Fair Tax Florida

Florida Tax Blog

Fair Tax Indiana

Indiana Tax Blog

Fair Tax Louisiana

Louisiana Tax Blog

Fair Tax Nevada

Nevada Tax Blog

Fair Tax South Carolina

South Carolina Tax Blog

Fair Tax Washington

Washington Tax Blog

Hard Choices: Revenue-Raising Options for Alaska
5/13/04

Options for Restructuring Arizona Taxes
4/5/04

Revenue-Raising Options for Missouri
4/9/03

Maryland Tax Options in 2003
3/4/03

Choices for Iowa: Building a Better Tax System
Tyson Slocum, Robert G. Lynch, Michael P. Ettlinger, Matthew W. Gardner
(1998)

Tax Strategies for a Strong Minnesota
Michael P. Ettlinger, Tyson Slocum, Robert G. Lynch
(1998)

Building A Better Arkansas Tax System: Evaluating the Options
Robert S. McIntyre, Michael P. Ettlinger, Robert G. Lynch
(1997)

Minnesota Tax Expenditures. Statement of Michael Ettlinger Before Minnesota's Corporate Subsidy Reform Commission.
May 11, 1998

CTJ Testimony Concerning Interstate Competition. Statement of Michael Ettlinger before Pennsylvania's Task Force on Interstate Competition.
September 25, 1997

Choices for Texas. An Analysis of the Provisions of the 1997 House and Senate Tax Plans.
May 15, 1997 Analysis HTML

Maine Tax Reform Options. Statement of Michael Ettlinger Before Maine's Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.
March 6, 1997

Maryland Personal Income Tax Proposals. Statement of Michael Ettlinger.
February 19, 1997

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Before the Special Joint House Committee on Competive Taxation and Economic Development of the Maryland House of Delegates.
December 11, 1996

Senate Bill 640 a Good Deal For Marylanders.
March 15, 1996

Who Pays?: A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems of All 50 States
Michael P. Ettlinger, John F. O'Hare, Robert S. McIntyre, Julie King, Neil Miransky and Elizabeth A. Fray
(1996)

Tax Loss Mandates: The Impact of the House-Passed "Contract" Capital Gains & Depreciation Tax Changes on Tax Revenues in the States
(1995)

Proposal "A" Would Make Michigan's Unfair Tax System Worse.
May 19, 1993.

Testimony of Douglas P. Kelly before the House Committee on Taxation Regarding the Effects of Governor Engler's Education Reform Tax Package.
October 15, 1993.

Taxes: Give State's Voters a Real Choice. Douglas Kelly, The Detroit News
October 28, 1993.

CTJ's Guide to Fair State & Local Tax Policy,
Michael P. Ettlinger, Douglas P. Kelly, Elizabeth A. Fray, Robert S. McIntyre
(1993)

INEquity: Indiana's Unfair Tax System & How to Fix It
(January 1993)

How Taxes Affect Elections: The Politics of Paying for Government
Michael P. Ettlinger, Elizabeth A. Fray, Robert S. McIntyre, Ginger Hausser, Russell Bogart, Betsy Erbaugh, Gary Grant, Cecily Jackson
(1992)

"Conventional" Anti-Tax Wisdom is Dead Wrong; Tax Hikes Aren't Political Poison-At Least Not Most of the Time.
July 29, 1992.

Analysis of New Jersey Tax Proposal.
June 25, 1992.

[Connecticut] Middle-Class Tax Relief Act Would Cut State Taxes for Middle-Income Families. Rich Would Pay More Than Now--But Still Less Than Others
April 29, 1992.

Mass Inequity: The Massachusetts Tax System & Prospects for Reform
Michael P. Ettlinger, Elizabeth A. Fray, Robert S. McIntyre, Douglas P. Kelly
(1992)

Federal Tax Action Could Cost States $26 Billion.
November 17, 1995.

Time for a Better Deal: Fixing Mississippi's Unfair Tax System
Michael P. Ettlinger, Robert S. McIntyre, Douglas P. Kelly
March 1992

Rich Escape Paying Fair Share in Mississippi Taxes; Unfairness Blamed for Revenue Shortfall.
August 9, 1992.

Deep Blues in the Ocean State: Inequity & Rhode Island's Fiscal Crisis
Michael P. Ettlinger, Elizabeth A. Fray, Robert S. McIntyre, Scott Nova, Tom Sgouros, Richard P. McIntyre
February 1992

Tax Changes in the States. A state by state record of all changes in the tax laws for 1992, CTJ fact sheet, Elizabeth Fray.
1992

Falling Short: Florida's Unfair Tax System
Michael P. Ettlinger, Douglas P. Kelly, Elizabeth A .Fray, Robert S. McIntyre
October 1991.

Burr Flat-Rate Tax Would Soak North Carolina's Middle Class. October 25, 1994.

CTJ Analyzes Governor's Tax Plan: Whitman Tax Break Plan: "A Giveaway to the Rich." February 16, 1994.

[Michigan] PA 145 Threatens Schools & Middle-Income Families; CTJ Offers Guidelines for Replacement Revenues. September 2, 1993.

The New Jersey Tax System: It's Broken, Here's How to Fix It (1990)
Price: $15.00 - CTJ Members: $5.00

Testimony Regarding Corporate Tax Disclosure in Connecticut. 3/9/93.

Testimony of Michael P. Ettlinger before the New York State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. 3/4/92.

Paying for Better Education In Montana. (1989)
Price: $10.00 - CTJ Members: $4.00

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre Before the Rhode Island Commission to Study the Tax Structure. 10/16/91.

Governor Glendening's (Maryland) Unfair Tax Plan. Robert S. McIntyre, The Washington Post, 1/20/97

GOP Contract's Capital Gains & Corporate Tax Cut Provisions Could Cost New York State More than $1 Billion a Year in Revenues. January 24, 1995.

Testimony of Douglas P. Kelly before the House Democratic Education Task Force Regarding the Impact of PA 145 on Michigan and Guidelines for Replacing the Lost Revenue. September 17, 1993.

Statement of Robert S. McIntyre and Michael P. Ettlinger to the Chairman and Members of the Massachusetts Special Commission on Business Tax Policy. June 27, 1993.


CTJ's Tax Justice Digest

Starting in 2008, we have archived all articles in the Tax Justice Digest on a new page. Please look here for articles on state and federal tax issues.

January 18, 2008, CTJ Asks Who Is "Rich"; Congress Asks How We Can Stimulate the Economy

December 21, 2007, Year-End Legislative Summary: Republicans Follow Bush Off a Cliff

December 14, 2007, Republican Senators Vow to Choose Offshore Tax Avoidance for Wealthy Elite Over AMT Relief

December 7, 2007, Republican Senators Block Bill to Pay for AMT Relief

November 30, 2007, What the Presidential Candidates Are Saying about Taxes: Update

November 16, 2007, CTJ Report Shows Impact of AMT Relief in Each State

November 13, 2007, Tax Fairness Wins in the House, Battle Ahead in the Senate

November 5, 2007, CTJ Report Endorses Rangel's Tax Reform; Ways and Means Approves AMT "Patch"

October 26, 2007, House Ways and Means Chairman Proposes Comprehensive Tax Reform

October 22, 2007, Some Senators Consider Using Debt to Fix AMT

October 12, 2007, Carried Interest Battle Not Over; House Finally Gets Estate Tax Right

October 5, 2007, A Surtax to Fund the Iraq War? Ag Bill May Include Provision to Stop Tax Avoidance

September 28, 2007, Bush to Veto SCHIP; Treasury's Overblown Warning on Social Security

September 21, 2007, Obama Announces Tax Plan; Tax Patents; Corporate Loopholes

September 14, 2007, Romney Plan Won't Help Middle-Class; Congress Must Raise the Debt Limit Again

September 7, 2007, Tax Fairness Advocates Fire Back at Investment Fund Industry

August 24, 2007, Fallout Continues from Minnesota Bridge Collapse

August 17, 2007, The Presidential Candidates on Taxes

August 10, 2007, New Papers from Citizens for Tax Justice

August 3, 2007, Human Needs Services Endangered by State Budget Standoffs

July 27, 2007, Crunch Time for Congress; Treasury Considers a Lower Corporate Tax Rate

July 20, 2007, New Fact Sheet from CTJ on Private Equity Tax Loophole

July 13, 2007, Administration Spin on Deficits; Tobacco Taxes as a Lesser Evil

July 6, 2007, Our Summer Reading List

June 29, 2007, President Wants to Use Tax Code to Shift Health Risks to Individuals and Families

June 22, 2007, Senate Passes Energy Bill Without Tax Provisions

June 15, 2007, Energy Plan Debated in Senate; Fund Managers May Have to Pay Their Fair Share

June 8, 2007, Budget Battles in State Capitols; Levin Targets Stock Options

June 1, 2007, Tax Issues in Immigration Reform; Minimum Wage Increase and Tax Package Signed

May 25, 2007, Fixing Tax Breaks for Postsecondary Education; Tax Subsidy for the Internet

May 18, 2007, Congress Passes Budget Resolution

May 11, 2007, House Democrats Plan to Attach Help for Low-Income People to AMT Reform

May 4, 2007, Bush Enjoys His Own Tax Cuts; Congress May Dip Into Social Security Money

April 27, 2007, U.S. Lags on Taxes; More "Compensation" for Business

April 20, 2007, Wal-Mart Avoids $2.3 Billion in State Taxes; Missouri Avoids Its Constitutional Responsibilities

April 13, 2007, Answers to Your Tax Day Questions

April 6, 2007, The Myth of the "Biggest Tax Increase in History"; Progress on Progressivity

March 30, 2007, Minimum Wage, Maximum Delay; House Passes Budget

March 23, 2007, Senate Passes Budget, Along with Irresponsible Amendments

March 16, 2007, Senate Democrats Budget Plan Would Block Additional Tax Cuts if Not Paid For

March 9, 2007, Congress Examines the AMT; Taxpayers Examine the Mess Left by the Previous Congress

March 2, 2007, New Data on Bush Tax Cuts from CTJ; Should Cigarette Taxes Pay for Healthcare?

February 23, 2007, Tax Evasion Overseas; Question Evasion in the White House

February 16, 2007, Minimum Wage Debate Continues; How Food Should be Taxed

February 9, 2007, Bush's Bogus Budget; Pigs Fly in Connecticut

February 2, 2007, Bad Ideas for Seniors; Minimum Wage Battle Continues

January 26, 2007, President Bush's New Health Proposal; Senate Republicans Block Minimum Wage Increase

January 19, 2007, Senate Dems to "Compensate" Small Businesses; House Dems to Crack Down on Energy Companies

January 12, 2007, CTJ's Advice to Congress; New Estate Tax Data

January 5, 2007, The Democrats' First Hundred Hours; A Clean Minimum Wage Bill

December 21, 2006, CTJ Takes Aim at Tax Breaks for Big Oil

December 15, 2006, CTJ Finds an AMT Solution; Congress Leaves a Mess

December 8, 2006, A Parting Shot from the Lame Duck Congress? HSAs

December 1, 2006, Social Security; Capital Gains

November 17, 2006, Tax Extenders; the Choices for the New Congress

November 8, 2006, Election Results 2006

November 3, 2006, Election Special 2006

October 27, 2006, Election 2006; Anniversary of 1986 Tax Reform Act

October 20, 2006, Election 2006; CTJ's Congressional Report Card

October 12, 2006, New State Fact Sheets

October 6, 2006, Election 2006

September 28, 2006, Congress Fails to Cut Taxes; HSAs Fail to Improve Healthcare

September 21, 2006, Two Income Taxes In Utah; Two Tax-Cutters in Georgia

September 14, 2006, Earmark Reform; Offshore Tax Evasion

September 8. 2006, Election Year Tax Breaks; Earmark Reform

August 31. 2006, Paying for Legoland; Paying for Gas

August 25. 2006, IRS Uses Private Debt Collectors; Deficits According to CBO

August 18. 2006, Immigration; Transportation Issues

August 10, 2006, Unresolved Federal Issues; Rising Property Taxes

August 4, 2006, Victory for Fair Estate Tax Supporters

July 28, 2006, Estate Tax Maneuvering; TABOR Update

July 21, 2006. Deficit Hijinks; Ohio Capital Gains Tax Cuts

July 14, 2006. Indiana Property Tax "Reforms" Backfire; Education Funding Gimmicks

July 7, 2006. Competing for Casinos; "No Poaching" Businesses in Ohio

June 26, 2006. Budget Process Gimmicks; Transparency in Utah

June 23, 2006. State Budget Surpluses; Property Tax Politics

June 14, 2006. Defining Issue Advocacy; Pabst Brewery Relocation Battle

June 7, 2006. Estate Tax Repeal; Tax Incentives for Foie Gras

May 26, 2006. Selling a State Lottery; Property Tax Caps in Pennsylvania

May 22, 2006. Fudging the Numbers on Capital Gains; Supreme Court Rejects Cuno

May 12, 2006. Spotlight on Federal: Capital Gains, Estate Tax

May 5, 2006. Illinois Abandons a Bad Tax Idea; Hawaii Rejects a Good One

April 28, 2006. Gas Tax Politics; Who's Bankrolling Estate Tax Repeal?

April 21, 2006. Oregon's Corporate Disclosure Movement, Kentucky Redefines "Tax"

April 17, 2006. Alabama Income Tax Cuts Enacted, Spanish-American Tax Breaks.

April 10, 2006. Reforming State Income Taxes, Tax Breaks for Farmers.

April 4, 2006. New Estate Tax Data, Tobacco Settlement Follies.

March 24, 2006. Property Tax Reform, Corporate Disclosure, AMT.

March 20, 2006. Iowa Rejects Gambling, Everson Calls for Corporate Disclosure.

March 10, 2006. Estate Tax Actions, Taxing Low-Income Families.

March 3, 2006. Cuno Supreme Court Case, Georgia Tax Caps.

February 24, 2006. States Taxing Oil Windfall Profits, Immigrants Pay Taxes Too.