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The Taxpayer's Tab is the weekly newsletter for up-to-the-minute research from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation's BillTally Project.  Each week, NTUF will bring you updates on the week's most and least expensive bills, the ones with the most cosponsors ("the most friended"), and a few bills we've termed Wildcards -- bills that we think you might find interesting.


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Taxpayer's Tab: Should Congress Get an Automatic Annual Raise?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

In this week's edition of the Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation details our latest research on legislation that would impose new taxes on sportswear, address Congressional cost-of-living adjustments, and fund new missile defense programs in Israel. Don't
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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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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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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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Taxpayer's Tab: House, Senate GOP Offer Budget Alternatives

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The FY 2016 budget season is well underway. President Obama started it off last month with the release of his budget request, which outlined a slew of new taxes and even more new spending designed to advance what the White House called "middle class econo
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Taxpayer's Tab: Debt Tops $18 Trillion As Deadline Approaches

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

April 15 is fast approaching, and you might be wondering how the federal income tax affects taxpayers preparing to file their returns. NTU Foundation has compiled decades of data from the IRS that illustrates how each income tax bracket has changed over t
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Taxpayer's Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

From the President, Members of the House and Senate, and other advocates for bigger government, there's been a lot of flap about the fairness of our tax system, that the so-called "rich" are not paying their "fair share" in taxes. However, a look at the a
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Taxpayer's Tab: Highway Funding Bill Fills Potholes With Taxes

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

This week, NTU Foundation scored legislation concerning infrastructure funding, the latest developments in email privacy efforts, and the fiscal impact of a single agricultural program subsidy. In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, we'll take a lo
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Taxpayer's Tab: $35 Billion in Federal Workforce Cuts

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

NTU Foundation recently scored legislation concerning federal education funding, the latest developments in the ongoing Puerto Rican debt crisis, and the ever-expanding federal civilian workforce. In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, we'll take a
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