Taxes provide the revenue that finances government programs at all levels, with income and payroll taxes the largest federal revenue sources. Under the graduated tax system in the United States, those with larger incomes generally are taxed at higher rates than those with lower, but special tax breaks and loopholes can create complexity and inequity.
Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) campaign stand behind a banner with Number 218 during a sit-out in Abuja, Nigeria May 18, 2016, after receiving news that a Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram from her school in Chibok more than two years ago has been rescued.
Africa in the news: DRC political tensions rise, Nigerians protest fuel hikes, and EAC tax talks break down
May 20, 2016, Christina Golubski
Christina Golubski recaps the top news stories in Africa this week, including the possibility of election delays in the Democratic Republic of Congo; protests in Nigeria following fuel hikes; and tax talks in the East African Community.
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William G. Gale
Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Director, Retirement Security Project
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Isabel V. Sawhill
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