As the Federal Government subsidizes mass transit and parking, Federal workers should be allowed to spend their benefits in the manner that best suits them — including the use of the sharing economy. With federal commuter benefits attracting and retaining a broader pool of employee talent, it is time that the system reflects the diversity […]
With 39 organizations from 19 countries having signed, this coaltion letter sends a strong message that the international community understands that this is a tax that will reduce innovation, increase costs upon consumers and small businesses, and substantially weaken the global economy. You can read the letter here — in English or in Spanish. […]
It seems straightforward: Taxing sugary beverages makes them more expensive, reducing consumption and leading would-be soda-guzzlers to lead healthier lives. Obesity declines, as do the myriad health conditions associated with a sugar-rich diet. Success! That’s the argument being made in jurisdictions around the world — including here in the U.S. — in favor of taxes […]
A coalition of taxpayer and consumer groups is urging the U.S. Senate to reject a proposal to reimpose federal price control regulations on air travel that have long been proven to hurt consumers and drive up costs for taxpayers. The so-called “FAIR Fees Act,” which is currently part of the Senate’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]
A number of states are trying to tax out-of-state business sales. However, Congress has proposed a solution that will prevent the collection of taxes on remote sales. You can read the coalition letter here.
For years, despite compelling evidence that burdensome occupational licensing rules hurt most workers and consumers, such restrictions only grew more onerous and complex. That’s finally beginning to change, with Arizona leading the way. You can read this op-ed at Inside Sources.
In most states we are accustomed to taxes on assets, but in some states, taxes on property are so punitive that they lead many taxpayers to consider relocating to a less hostile state. State income taxes may add even stronger reasons to migrate. For example, the state income tax rates imposed on long term capital […]
Airports are using misleading claims and fuzzy math to lobby Congress for an increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), a hidden tax on virtually every air traveler in the United States, whether you travel to New York, Los Angeles or Orlando. U.S. airports are already on track to collect billions in PFCs, and when […]
Enacting the Digital Goods and Services Fairness Act would prohibit discriminatory taxation of digital goods in state tax codes. Read this op-ed in Inside Sources. Consumers in the Digital Economy Deserve to Be Taxed Fairly
An old idea is new again, which could one day benefit drivers in Louisville and across Kentucky. In 2005, amid growing concerns that the nation’s fuel-reliant highway funding mechanisms were becoming outdated, Congress created the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission to investigate alternative ways of generating transportation revenue. The commission’s report concluded that a “federal […]