Data shows that high tax rates on top earners doesn't mean that they actually pay taxes at correspondingly higher rates.
Posts published in “Taxation”
The purpose of high taxes on the rich is not to get the rich to pay money, it's to get the middle class to feel better about paying high taxes.
Not only are we taxed to pay for the cost of funding federal and state grants, the units of government that receive grants are very likely to raise their own levels of taxation in response to the receipt of the grants. This creates a cycle of ever-expanding government.
The just-signed Kansas tax bill contains a future provision that, based on recent research, may satisfy everyone.
The city of Derby, Kansas has formed a tax increment financing (TIF) district. TIF is a method of diverting the normal flow of property tax revenue so that it benefits private interests rather than the public treasury.
As Kansas debates tax reform, and as our state is frequently compared to Texas, we should take a look at the two states and their taxes.
For two decades the Tax Foundation has estimated the combined state and local tax burden for all the states. I've created an interactive visualization that lets you compare states and see trends in rank over time.
The home mortgage interest deduction doesn't accomplish much, and it should be eliminated.
Resources on tax increment financing districts, or TIF.
Even if President Barack Obama gets his way in upcoming tax negotiations, we'll still be a long way from tackling the deficit.
Industrial Revenue Bonds is a confusing economic development program misunderstood by citizens, journalists, and even city council members.
Are the tax cuts President Obama takes credit for the type of tax cuts that promote economic growth?
An impending increase in federal income tax rates will harm economic growth and job creation, writes U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo.
This week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback again made the case for extending the production tax credit for wind power.
Attempts to "tax the rich" by taxing corporations don't work, as we are the corporations, so to speak.
In a news conference last week, U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo of Wichita and two others criticized President Barack Obama for misunderstanding of the meaning of a taxpayer protection pledge that Pompeo has signed.
Government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
If we in Kansas and Wichita wonder why our economic growth is slow and our economic development programs don't seem to be producing results, there is now data to answer the question why: Our tax costs are high -- way too high.
Hauser's law illustrates that raising tax rates doesn't generate more revenue.
It's very expensive to comply with the federal tax code, requiring the equivalent of 3,500,000 people.