In 1950, the top 0.01% of earners paid almost 70% of their income in taxes. By 2018, the super-rich paid proportionately less than the average for all other Americans.
Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
Megachurches and the men who lead them can be superrich. So why don’t the IRS and local authorities see a cent in taxes? A scholar explains.
There is no substance to the view that poor people are lazy and prefer to live on handouts from the state rather than seek work.
The G-7 wants to set a minimum global tax rate, which would make it harder for countries to act as tax havens.
A new report found that America’s top billionaires paid very little income tax despite tremendous gains in their wealth.
Many of the tens of millions of taxpayers fined every year don’t seem to realize the IRS offers a few ways to reduce the penalties they owe.
President Biden wants to raise the capital gains tax that wealthy people pay and use the extra revenue to fund new social spending on children and education.
The corporate tax was created on the principle that people and companies should be taxed based on what they receive in benefits – and US corporations have received an awful lot.
New Zealand’s anti-smoking campaign used all levers, from taxation to advertising bans and smoke-free environments, to change behaviour. We need a similar approach to decarbonise transport.
Congress tends to use the tax code to implement policy, which increases complexity and creates loopholes wealthy taxpayers like Trump can exploit.
Financial winners in WWI were taxed on their ‘excess profits’ to help pay for the costs of the war on other parts of the economy.
Because the rich often have complicated deductions that dabble in the gray areas of tax law, it’s simply easier to audit the straightforward taxes of the working poor.
While those on the left, right and middle worry about the federal deficit, the real world that we live in is in trouble. The fiscal prudes are fretting about the wrong issues.
Fears of great wealth and the need for economic equality go back to the country’s origins.
Billions have been lost in tax to fake self-employment and many registered as self-employed will struggle to get state aid.
Argentina’s new President Alberto Fernández has no easy option to address yet another crisis.
Every Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, but they differ in how to get there.
France agreed to postpone implementing its law to tax US technology giants as negotiators from nearly 140 countries seek agreement on reforms to the international tax system.
Alcohol in shops is now more affordable than it has been at any point in the last 30 years.