Monday, September 15, 2008

An Updated Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans

The Tax Policy Center has updated their analysis of the Presidential candidate’s tax plans. Below is the abstract from their analysis, but you can read the full text, or download the study as a PDF, by visiting their website.

Tax and fiscal policy will loom large in the next president's domestic policy agenda. Nearly all of the tax cuts enacted since 2001 expire at the end of 2010 and the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) threatens to ensnare tens of millions of Americans. While a permanent fix palatable to both political parties has proven elusive, both candidates have proposed major tax changes. This report describes how we performed our modeling and analysis, outlines the major tax proposals, and discusses the implications of their policies for the revenue raised, taxpayer economic activity, and the distribution of the tax burden.

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