Federal Taxes

Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesIssue Spotlight: What Our Federal Tax Dollars Support

The federal government collects taxes in order to finance various public services, including Social Security, national defense, and health care services. As federal policymakers and citizens weigh key decisions about revenues and expenditures, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has put together resources from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities showing you what the federal government does with the money it collects.

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September 18, 2012

With the issue of who pays federal income taxes back in the news, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a reality check on who pays taxes in America.

April 16, 2012

The Buffett Rule would reduce the number of millionaires who pay a lower effective tax rate than many middle-class Americans.

April 16, 2012

Some of the nation’s wealthiest households are paying less in federal income taxes than 99 percent of Pennsylvania taxpayers, according an analysis by the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

May 5, 2011

At a time when Washington is cutting a wide array of critical services; from food for nursing women and infants to heating assistance for seniors, policymakers continue to look the other way when it comes to tax loopholes.

April 15, 2011

With the April 18 tax filing deadline fast approaching, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities assembled the following charts to provide a big-picture look at the U.S. tax system.

April 15, 2011

The Tax Foundation’s “Tax Freedom Day” report is plagued by serious methodological flaws. It is also misleading, presenting an average tax burden that is far more than what most Americans pay in federal taxes.

April 15, 2011

For the week ahead of Tax Day, Demos has been offering daily writings, infographics, and illustrations that provide a fresh perspective on how we think about taxes.

April 15, 2011

As the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns approaches, we have put together a resource page to provide a fresh perspective on how we think about taxes.

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