TAX FOUNDATION

TAX FOUNDATION

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The mission of the Tax Foundation is to educate taxpayers, the media, and policymakers about smart tax policy. Their federal research and outreach highlight the United States' tax code’s strengths and weaknesses and show how tax policy impacts taxpayers, the government, and the economy at large. At the state level, Tax Foundation uses research to foster competition between the states and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

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COSTS EXCEED $1 TRILLION ANNUALLY FOR U.S. FEDERAL TAX COMPLIANCE

Federal tax regulations in the United States are incomprehensibly complex, with the Internal Revenue Code now reaching 74,608 pages that contain 2.4 million words, as well as an additional 7.7 million words of regulatory clarification from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The annual cost of compliance has reached more than $1...

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9 UNCONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS LEAVE WITH ACTIONABLE ITEMS

Do you think that Sharpies and Post-it Notes are normal, everyday office supplies? Not the nine project presenters of this year’s inspirational Unconference, sponsored by EdChoice, part of Atlas Network’s 2016 Liberty Forum. Unconference brings a workshop atmosphere to the traditional policy conference — aggregating the wisdom o...

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BERLIN WALL’S COLLAPSE SHOWS HOW BARRIERS TO FREEDOM CAN BE DISMANTLED

For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall stood as one of the world’s most forbidding symbols of oppression. After years of losing a steady stream of defectors to the West, in 1961 the communist-controlled government of East Germany constructed a heavily guarded barrier that divided an entire city — all in order to prevent their...

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LOCATION MATTERS: COMPARING BUSINESS TAX COSTS BETWEEN STATES

Why do some state and local economies thrive while others stagnate? Why do some rely on the presence of specific large companies or industries, while others attract a broad base of investment and economic activity? A new study by Atlas Network partner the Tax Foundation, produced in collaboration with tax auditing and advisory f...

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CANADIANS FINALLY GET TAX FREEDOM

The average family in Canada pays out 43.5 percent of their annual cash income in federal, provincial and local taxes. On June 9, Canada celebrated Tax Freedom Day. This is the day in the year when an average family has earned enough money to finally pay off its tax burden to all government entities. Charles Lammam, resident sc...

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