Companies like Uber and Etsy don't have to tell most of the people working with them how much they've earned. With the federal government so behind the curve, some states are changing their rules.
The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
New York, California and other high-tax states are angling to use the charitable deduction and state payroll taxes as workarounds to shield both their residents and their revenue.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
American voters would not give more money to the wealthy.
More than US$20 billion per year in giving is potentially at stake.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
Supply-side economics is the intellectual backbone of the argument that tax cuts for the wealthy will boost business investment, wages and growth. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
President Trump recently released his tax plan, but he's also said he wants to stimulate the economy with infrastructure spending. Is one more effective than the other at boosting growth?
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
Uproar from businesses in the South East disguises a complex picture with the financial crisis at its heart.
George Kerevan, Stephen Boyd and Katherine Trebeck see a world where employees are treated like just-in-time inventory.
Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
In response to the government's pre-election budget, Labor's Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh, a former professor of economics, describes an alternative economic plan.
Obama calls them insidious and others have described inversions as unpatriotic, but what they really do is show just how much of a mess the corporate tax code is.