off the charts

You are here

May 4, 2016

New Jersey lawmakers in the coming weeks can level the playing field for small, in-state corporations competing with large multistate and multinational corporations that exploit domestic and foreign tax havens to cut their state taxes. 

The state Senate will vote on a bill requiring corporations to use “combined...

25 States Plus DC Now Require Combined Reporting
May 3, 2016

Americans paid about 82 percent of the federal taxes they owed for tax years 2008-2010 voluntarily and on time, according to new IRS data.  Including enforcement and late payments, that number rises to 84 percent.  But this means that the government didn’t collect an annual average of about...

IRS Has Cut Enforcement Staff by 23 Percent Since 2010
May 2, 2016

Ohio and Arizona, where uninsured rates have fallen sharply since they adopted health reform’s Medicaid expansion, have now proposed Medicaid changes such as new premiums that would make it harder for low-income adults to...

April 29, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, federal taxes, health care, state budgets and taxes, and the federal budget.

On food assistance, Zoë Neuberger discussed how a House bill...
Costs of Tax Cuts for Millionaires Under Trump and Cruz Plans vs. Other Policy Alternatives
April 29, 2016

“Alleviating food insecurity is not only a moral imperative; it also makes good economic sense,” former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Hamilton Project Director Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach explained this week in the Wall Street Journal.  I couldn’t agree more.

Nearly one in five U.S....

April 29, 2016

As people leave jail or prison, they need health coverage — and many are eligible for Medicaid.  Uninterrupted access to health care can reduce their risk of recidivism and improve their job and housing prospects and family support.  With the Justice Department declaring this week...

April 28, 2016

Expanding Medicaid to low-income adults under health reform improves the financial well-being of those newly eligible for Medicaid, a recent analysis published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) finds.  Adults in the geographic areas within expansion states with the largest share of low-income, uninsured individuals have fewer...

April 28, 2016

At a time of exceptionally wide income inequality, the tax-cut proposals from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would produce extremely large and unprecedented windfalls for people with at least $1 million a year in income, almost certainly at the expense of low- and middle-income households — to the tune of trillions of dollars — if budget cuts to pay for the tax cuts are taken into account, as we...

Tax Cuts Under Trump and Cruz Would Disproportionately Benefit Millionaires
April 28, 2016

Ever since health reform (the Affordable Care Act or ACA) became law in 2010, some state officials and policy experts have continued suggesting that its “state innovation waivers” will let states make sweeping changes to health reform and Medicaid beginning in 2017.  But let’s be clear: the law...

health reform american flag
April 27, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its first significant update to the federal rule governing Medicaid managed care in more than a decade and, when fully implemented, it could substantially improve quality and Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to timely care.