Andrew Wilford is a policy analyst with the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to tax policy research and education at all levels of government.
May 10, 2021
A Celebrity Divorce Further Exposes the Wealth's Tax's Absurdity
What do disputes about the value of the late Michael Jackson’s image and the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates have in common? No, it’s not a joke, or at least not a very...
May 3, 2021
New Census Data Reinforce the High Prices High Tax States Pay
Certain high-tax states in this country just can’t seem to help themselves. Even as their tax bases flee their states, these states continue to stick to the same tax-and-spend...
Apr 26, 2021
President Biden's Tax Hike Hits Keep On Coming
Just over three months into his presidency, Joe Biden has been nothing if not active. Fresh off proposing two bills that could end up costing taxpayers $5 trillion over the next...
Apr 19, 2021
The Global Minimum Corporate Tax Is a Form of Denial
The Biden Administration has cast its recent push for a global minimum corporate tax rate as a principled stand, an exercise in using multilateral agreements to coordinate a...
Apr 12, 2021
It's Apparent Biden Doesn't Really Believe His Tax Arguments
In recent years, it has become fashionable to profess outrage at reports of businesses with book profits that nevertheless owe zero taxes. Popularized by left-wing advocacy...
Apr 8, 2021
The Misleading Push for Corporate Tax Hikes
Corporations get attacked for not paying taxes in a certain year, but they’re just spreading out their losses.
Apr 5, 2021
President Biden's 'Centrism' Is a Tax-Hike Extravaganza
Believe it or not, “Infrastructure Week” appears to finally be here. Unfortunately, it carries with it a raft of tax hikes that put the lie to the campaign-trail...
Mar 29, 2021
Holdout States Should Protect Citizens, Conform to Federal Tax Day Deadline
Last week, because of its dreadful failure to keep up with tax filing season and pressure fromadvocacy organizations and members of Congress, the Internal Revenue Service...
Mar 22, 2021
States Are Out of Excuses About Remote Work and Taxation
The case against protecting remote workers from pandemic-related tax changes was never a strong one. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, it’s gotten even...
Mar 15, 2021
The Covid Relief Bill Includes Massive Bailout for Unaccountable Pensions
In a relief bill (conservatively) estimated to cost taxpayers $1.9 trillion, what’s a hundred billion or so between friends? That’s presumably the reasoning behind...
Mar 8, 2021
Elizabeth Warren's Disingenuous 2 Cent Wealth Tax
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently revived her campaign proposal for a wealth tax on taxpayers with a net worth exceeding $50 million. Unfortunately, the plan retains the same...
Mar 1, 2021
Why Full Expensing of R&D Should Remain In the Tax Code
Ask a thousand random people what the 2017 tax reform law did, and probably none of them would tell you about full expensing of business investments — instead, they’d...
Feb 22, 2021
Maryland's Ill-Fated Attempt to Repeal the Laws of Economics
More than six months after Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the Maryland’s proposed first-in-the-nation digital advertising tax, the legislature has moved forward with overriding...
Feb 16, 2021
Mitt Romney's Child Tax Credit Rates Careful Consideration
We live in a time where “bold reform” is a phrase usually reserved for policy proposals that are only “bold” because everyone else knows they won’t...
Feb 8, 2021
GameStop Highlights the Folly of Taxing Unrealized Capital Gains
As the GameStop rollercoaster ride trundles ever onwards, most are focused on the impact on retail investors and hedge funds involved. But this episode also illustrates what a mess a...
Feb 1, 2021
New York Continues to Move Tax Rates In the Wrong Direction
If, as the saying goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then mark New York’s state government down as...
Jan 29, 2021
Want to Buy Bernie's Gloves? His Tax Policies Mean You Can't
The story of Wednesday, Jan. 20, was the inauguration of President Biden. But all the internet seemed to care about was the attire and demeanor of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who...
Jan 25, 2021
Beware of a Biden Tax On Unrealized Capital Gains
Newly-inaugurated President Biden is likely to take office and push for a flurry of new legislation. Yet while all eyes will be on Biden’s proposals for COVID-19 relief,...
Jan 19, 2021
Credit Congress For Not Bailing Out Overextended States
Back in April, as Congress was seeking to finalize an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program, state governors and their Democratic allies in Congress delayed the rollout of...
Jan 11, 2021
The Now-Complete Democrat Trifecta Threatens Tax Hikes
Understandably lost in the wake of Wednesday’s shocking events was the fact that, with two election wins in Georgia, Democrats took control of the Senate to go with control...
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