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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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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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Senate GOP Releases 2016 Budget Proposal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The Senate GOP released its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for markup today, ahead of a likely vote on the floor next week. It cuts slightly less spending than the House Republicans' budget over the next decade but is markedly different from the Pre
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House Budget Committee FY 2016 Proposal: A Primer

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Today, the House Budget Committee (HBC) released its latest budget proposal, A Balanced Budget For A Stronger America, which aims to "balance the budget, grow the economy, create more jobs and opportunity, save and strengthen vital programs, and ensure ou
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