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.
Corporate Inversions and Tax Policy
January 23, 2015
On January 23, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the International Tax Policy Forum co-hosted a conference examining the history, causes, and consequences of corporate inversions.
U.S. Economic Performance
The Federal Budget
January 21, 2015, Fred Dews
January 21, 2015
Opinion | Real Clear Markets
January 20, 2015, Harry J. Holzer
January 20, 2015, William G. Gale
January 8, 2015, Brendan Mochoruk and David Wessel
Opinion | Wall Street Journal
December 29, 2014, David Wessel
Opinion | Washington Post
December 24, 2014, Melissa S. Kearney
December 22, 2014, William G. Gale
Opinion | Tax Policy Center
December 18, 2014, William G. Gale
Interview | Bloomberg Radio
December 16, 2014, Mireya Solís
View All Research on Taxes ›Show 10 More
You have not selected any newsletters.
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST
The Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government. TPC provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, citizens and researchers.
Go to the Center's website »
William G. Gale
Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Director, Retirement Security Project
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Isabel V. Sawhill
The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. For nearly 100 years, Brookings has analyzed current and emerging issues and produced new ideas that matter—for the nation and the world.
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20036
© 2015 The Brookings Institution