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.
Governments around the world lose about US$125 billion in revenues every year because of profit shifting to tax havens.
Inequality has reached untenable levels – public spending and wealth taxes are needed.
Taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians.
Brexit should not be Johnson's sole focus if he wants to re-engage the disaffected voters he'll need to bring on side in a general election.
Tax credit refunds are an effective means of ensuring that Canada's poverty gap, now clearly identified, is addressed for low-income families. So what's taking so long?
Election data suggests the Coalition's victory wasn't so surprising after all – long-term trends pointed toward a Labor loss, given the various factors in play in this election.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2019 federal election will be fought?
Taxation is not the only financial burden for overseas Americans.
A country's tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America's tend to promote inequality.
Democratic lawmakers have offered a number of ways to reverse decades of widening economic inequality. A tax expert gives them a closer look.