Foundation

Issue Brief 

Death and a Thousand Paper Cuts: The Compliance Burden of the Estate Tax

by Demian Brady / /

NTUF Issue Brief #171: The estate tax is tremendously inefficient, imposing huge compliance costs for relatively little revenue.


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Blog 

Who Pays Taxes 2015

by Demian Brady / /

A look at the tax burden by Adjusted Gross Income.
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Blog 

Who Pays Taxes 2014

by Demian Brady / /

NTUF's review of the IRS's figures for Tax Year 2014 (the latest available) find the top income earners are paying a share of personal income tax at a near historical high.
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Taxpayer's Tab 

Taxpayers Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Timothy Howland / /

With the IRS finally releasing data on tax-year 2013, NTUF dives in to uncover who carries the most of our nation's tax burden.
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Blog 

Rick Santorum Previews His Flat Tax Plan

by Demian Brady / /

Rick Santorum has vowed to "end the IRS as we know it" and will soon unveil his plan to make that so. While the full details are forthcoming, he provided an overview to an audience in Iowa. The current seven federal income tax brackets would be simplified
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Blog 

Rand Paul's Tax Reform Plan: What It Means

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

On Thursday, Presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that announced how he intends to reform the federal tax code.
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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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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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Blog 

Senators Lee and Rubio Unveil New Tax Reform Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have unveiled a new tax reform plan aimed at simplifying the current system.
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Blog 

Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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