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

    How Americans Think the Trump Tax Cuts Will Affect Them This year

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York surveyed heads of households about the new tax law. It found that about 37 percent expect their financial situation will improve over the next 12 months as a...

  • Tax Cuts Vs. Gas Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    Most Americans haven’t noticed much of a tax cut windfall in their paychecks, but there’s a good chance they’re noticing gas prices as they climb toward $3 a gallon, and that could have negative...

  • Corporate Tax Cuts a ‘Gift That Keeps on Giving’

    By Michael Rainey

    If the first quarter financial results are any indication, the Republican tax cuts are providing larger-than-expected benefits for American corporations, says Bloomberg’s Stephen Gandel . And if the...

  • Beer/Ale/Alcoholic Cider

    Map of the Day: Beer Taxes in Every State

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Taxes are the largest single part of the retail price of beer, accounting for roughly 40 percent of what consumers pay at the register, according to the sounds-awfully-fun-to-work-at Beer Institute...

  • Why Companies Aren’t Investing Their Tax Cut Windfalls

    By Michael Rainey

    We’re five months into the new business tax system in the U.S., and while companies are clearly pleased with the drop in the top rate to 21 percent, they’re not quite sure what to do with the cash...

  • Are the Tax Cuts Boosting the Economy? Why It’s Too Soon to Tell

    By Michael Rainey

    The government’s first estimate of economic growth at the beginning of 2018 was better than expected: GDP increased at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said...

  • 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...

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