Taxpayer's Tab 

Hold the Sugar: Representative Proposes New Tax on Sweet Drinks

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

NTU Foundation has been hard at work in the days leading up to and following Tax Day. In case you missed it, here are some of the policy papers, analyses, and blog posts highlighting our tax-related research.


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Blog 

A Fast-Growing and Alarming Problem: Taxpayer Identity Theft

by Demian Brady / /

As if all the time, expenses, and energy spent digging through the 209 pages of Form 1040 instructions, hunting around for receipts, and double checking all the numbers to make sure you've filled out your taxes properly wasn't onerous enough, many taxpaye
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Tax Day Is Here: What Taxpayers Need To Know

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

One of NTU Foundation's primary goals is to offer taxpayers the information they need to better understand the federal tax system. Over the years we've gathered countless data points, written dozens of reports, and tracked thousands of pieces of l
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Blog 

It's Tax-plicated: Complexity Rising with Obamacare Burden

by Douglas Kellogg / /

This year's new analysis of tax complexity from National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) found some startling lead figures: a $234 billion cost to the economy due to 6.1 billion lost hours of productivity and $32 billion spent out-of-pocket to comply wi
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Taxpayer's Tab: Tax Complexity Costs $233.8 billion, 6.1 Billion Hours

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

Wednesday, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) released a new study of tax code complexity in the U.S., finding the economy lost $233.8 billion due to 6.1 billion hours (an estimated value of $202.1 billion) and $31.7 billion in out-of-pocket costs
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Press Release 

Study: $233.8 billion, 6.1 Billion Hours Lost to Rising Tax Complexity

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Today, National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF) released a new annual study of tax code complexity in the U.S., finding the economy lost $233.8 billion due to 6.1 billion hours of lost productivity (an estimated value of $202.1 billion) and $31.7 billio
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Policy Paper 

A Complex Problem: The Compliance Burdens of the Tax Code

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) annual analysis of tax complexity in the United States reveals yet another year of unconscionable burdens on America's taxpayers and businesses, finding that compliance with the federal income tax cost the ec
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Debt Ceiling & Social Security Crises

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Social Security's Disability Insurance program is on shaky fiscal ground, and the debt ceiling -- though temporarily suspended -- will need to be addressed soon. Congress has proposed legislation to deal with both.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Will Congress Confront Disability & Debt Ceiling Crises?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

As part of our ongoing BillTally project, NTU Foundation scored bills this week concerning the looming Social Security funding crisis, the debt ceiling, and freight transportation infrastructure. Meanwhile, Congress continues to debate the details of the
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Budget Battles Begin

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The House and Senate GOP have each unveiled their FY 2016 budget proposals, which are likely to be the primary focus of policymakers on Capitol Hill for the next few weeks as they try to agree on a final version to send to the White House.
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