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Representative Hastings Wants a Pay Raise

by Demian Brady / /

Congressional pay is in the news again. Under current law, the base salary for Members of Congress is $174,000. Representatives and Senators are eligible for an automatic annual salary adjustment based on changes in the government's Employment Cost Index.
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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 forg
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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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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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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: New Cap & Trade Legislation

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation highlighted the most expensive bill we've scored in the 114th Congress to date.
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