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Is IRS Holding Taxpayers Hostage in Funding Fight?

by Douglas Kellogg / /

There have been a slate of stories highlighting the IRS's recent struggles with reductions to their budget. It seems like every day Commissioner Koskinen is in a hearing blaming the agency's terrible taxpayer service performance on those cuts...
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NTU President Urges Protections, Simplification, in House Small Business Committee Testimony

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Last week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Small Business during their hearing on "Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn't Left Behind."
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Video: Energy & Economy By the Numbers

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Check out NTU's new video visualizing the tax burdens on American energy companies:
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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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Targeting Waste and Duplication

by Brandon Arnold / /

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is once again focusing its attention on waste in the federal government. In a hearing earlier this week, the Committee welcomed Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States. He discussed the fin
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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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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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Poison Pill in Senate Budget Sets Up Tax Hike Showdown

by Nan Swift / /

An 11th hour amendment to S. Con. Res. 11, the Senate Budget Resolution, could open the door to tax hikes to pay for increased spending, far above the Budget Control Act (BCA) caps.
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House Takes Bold First Step Toward Entitlement Reform

by Brandon Arnold / /

Recently, House Republicans announced plans to make structural changes to Medicare that could save hundreds of billions of dollars in the medium term and potentially much more in the extended future. Though many details of the proposal remain unclear, the
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New Federal Privacy “Rights”: Protecting Consumers or Helping Big Brother?

by Pete Sepp / /

When it comes to issues of privacy protection, taxpayers already have reason to be skeptical of those who say "we're from the government and we're here to help." After all, as a recent policy paper from our research arm documented, the demands the IRS pla
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