The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
Personal income taxpayers are shouldering more of the burden, while less revenue is coming from taxes on companies, capital and consumption. Only major reforms will change these sustained trends.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
Seattle City Council tried raising taxes to help the homeless, and now it faces a political firestorm. There are better ways to fight the good fight.
The tax agency, as it happens, singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. But the myth that it picked on the tea party movement hasn't gone away.
Million of taxpayers receive notices from the IRS about unpaid tax debts. Believe it or not, the agency understands.
Philanthropists give for many different reasons, but bequests could decline by about $7 billion a year.
While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.
Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
The ethical and political reasons to avoid free higher education are unambiguous.
Despite all their anti-tax sentiments, Republicans from Hoover to Trump have embraced this levy on sales at the pump.
In many respects, President Jacob Zuma's free higher education proposal in South Africa is the worst kind of populism.
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.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
If Republicans don’t cut taxes on the wealthy when they have control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, what do they live for?
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.