Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
Budget repair was put off till later, and the net impact of decisions in the budget was small, but it will be easier to defend in the coming election campaign than some other recent efforts.
The basic difference is that avoidance is legal and evasion is not. But it's not quite as simple as that.
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.
The Panama Papers are part of a trend that suggests the U.S. tax gap – how much is still owed the government after Tax Day – may soon close. Could this mean the end of tax evasion?
Million of taxpayers receive notices from the IRS about unpaid tax debts. Believe it or not, the agency understands.
Why the new transparency rules agreed by Europe's five largest economies changes the global tax game.
Measures to tackle aggressive tax avoidance and evasion have been talked about by the EU and UK for a while. It's beginning to take effect.
How transparent other countries are when it comes to publishing details of their leaders' wealth.
We want a tax system that is structured fairly and for other people to pay what they are meant to. Determining what this is, though. is tricky.
Research suggests some features of tax software can lead us to make more aggressive judgments when we file our returns, which could make an audit more likely.
Does the treasure trove of information on the activities of the global elite tell us anything new?
It involves shifting calendars, greedy governments – and the Pope.
Tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands and Panama have a few key things in common.
Malcolm Turnbull's bold plan to give states the power to levy income tax is a risky move, and the latest in a string of attempts to 'fix' federal-state relations that have not succeeded.
Why stop at 17%?
Why Britain's obesity crusader could be heading for disappointment.
A new study on inequality analyzes the impact of fiscal policy, dramatically altering the standard view of rich and poor in America. It may also change how voters and candidates think about the issue.
There's nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates' proposals stack up?
There are many good things about the budget, including the promised cut to the payroll, but many of the key commitments relating to how policies will support growth are, at best, pointers.