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  • Hearing Examines Overhaul of Tax Code
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    Business Tax Reform

    Tax policy experts testified at a hearing on possible reforms to the U.S. business tax code. The witnesses offered changes they believe could spur economic growth. In his opening statement,…

  • Discussion on Dynamic Scoring
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    Congressional Budget Office Scoring

    Economic and tax policy experts talked about the processes used by the government in drafting and assessing budgets, and the steps taken to communicate and explain those figures to Congress…

  • Debt Ceiling and the Economy
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    Debt Ceiling and the Economy

    Economists testified on the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. They said that Congress must do something to get the U.S. on a sound fiscal policy and to reduce debt in the long term. Virginia Senator Mark Warner called for…

  • Deficit and Debt Reduction
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    Deficit and Debt Reduction

    Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the tax elements of the…

  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going…

  • Fiscal Cliff Tax Reform
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    Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform

    Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag…

  • January 2013 Tax Increases
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    January 2013 Tax Increases

    Panelists talked about the impact on taxpayers if Congress allows the economy to fall off the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if…

  • US Tax Policy
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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Donald Marron talked about IRS data on who pays federal income taxes, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the Tax Policy Center 47 percent of Americans paid no federal…

  • Tax Provisions in Health Care Law
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    Tax Provisions in Health Care Law

    Joseph Henchman and Donald Marron discussed the facts of the Affordable Care Act. Topics included who is eligible for subsidy benefits, how much the penalty will be, and who will actually…

  • Tax Cuts Extensions
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    Tax Cuts Extensions

    Witnesses testified on on expiring tax provisions and the criteria lawmakers should use to evaluate expiring tax provisions such as the Bush era tax cuts.

  • Housing Tax Policy and Deficits
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    Housing, Tax Policy and Deficits

    Participants talked about the state of the housing industry, mortgage financing, as well as the impact of tax policy and deficit spending on housing markets. They also responded to…

  • Mortgage Interest Deduction
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    Mortgage Interest Deduction

    Panelists debated the future of the mortgage interest deduction as a means of reducing the national debt and deficit. They also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Tax Policy and Fiscal Responsibility
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    Tax Policy and Fiscal Responsibility

  • Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction
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    Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

    Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders…

  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Donald Marron spoke about U.S. economic and fiscal policy, focusing on the potential challenges in sustaining and promoting an economic recovery. Among the topics he addressed were tax policy, budget…

  • Individual Tax Rates
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    Individual Tax Rates

    Accountants and economists testified about allowing the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire and the potential impact on individual and corporate tax rates. Among the issues addressed were the…

  • Economic Outlook and the Budget
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    Economic Outlook and the Budget

    Witnesses testified on the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on the federal budget and debt. They also focused on economic stimulus proposals, deficit reduction, foreign…

  • 2006 Budget and Economic Outlook
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    2006 Budget and Economic Outlook

    Acting Director Donald Marron spoke to reporters about the Congressional Budget Office’s summer update to the 2006 Budget and Economic Outlook. He talked about revised deficit estimates,…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the news of the day. Donald Marron talked by telephone about the summer update to the 2006 budget and economic outlook being released by the…

  • Seniors  Health Care Costs
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    Seniors & Health Care Costs

    Witnesses testified on how the senior population contributes to health care costs including Medicaid and retiree health benefits. Topics included how healthcare costs continue to impact…

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