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The effect of tax changes on consumer spending

Many supporters of the tax cut enacted this summer viewed it as an important stimulus to consumer spending. But an analysis of the effects of earlier income tax cuts suggests that the consumer response to such initiatives is, in fact, quite variable. Two conclusions stand out: First, consumers will be more likely to boost spending if the change in tax liabilities is permanent. Second, consumers will wait to increase spending until a tax change affects their take-home pay.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 7 , Issue Dec

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Inflation and the personal tax code: assessing indexation

A reexamination of the potential costs of anticipated inflation in view of the inflation indexing system established during the 1980s.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9006

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Earned Income Tax Credit: Bank One program helps low-income taxpayers

Many low-income working families are unaware that they can receive up to $4,140 in tax credits under the IRS' Earned Income Tax Credit program. Others file with commercial tax preparation services that charge not only a fee for the tax preparation and electronic filing but also high interest on refund anticipation loans. Bank One stepped up with a volunteer program to assist low-income people in preparing their tax returns and claiming the EITC. The bank also helped the filers open bank accounts so they could get their refunds by direct deposit.
e-Perspectives , Issue 4

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Spurring consumers on

FRBSF Economic Letter

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Taxation of capital income in a global economy: an overview

Taxation of income from capital is difficult in todays global economy, where financial markets are international, investments flow freely over national borders, and multinational corporations abound. Yet fairness and equity require that capital income be taxed. ; This article reviews the options for achieving improved harmonization of taxation within the European Community (EC). A formula apportionment system, such as exists in the United States, could help EC countries curb tax avoidance by corporations that shift income away from subsidiaries in high-tax areas. The author also considers the ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 33-52

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A boost in the paycheck: survey evidence on workers’ response to the 2011 payroll tax cuts

This paper presents new survey evidence on workers? response to the 2011 payroll tax cuts. While workers intended to spend 10 to 18 percent of their tax-cut income, they reported actually spending 28 to 43 percent of the funds. This is higher than estimates from studies of recent tax cuts, and arguably a consequence of the design of the 2011 tax cuts. The shift to greater consumption than intended is largely unexplained by present-bias or unanticipated shocks, and is likely a consequence of mental accounting. We also use data from a complementary survey to understand the heterogeneous tax-cut ...
Staff Reports , Paper 592

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The marginal income tax rate schedule from 1930 to 1990

Research Working Paper , Paper 93-12

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Marginal tax rates and income inequality in a life-cycle model

A presentation of computational counterfactual experiments that examine the quantitative impact of marginal tax rates on the distribution of income.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9621

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The fiscal impacts of college attainment

This study quantifies one important part of the economic return to public investment in college education, namely, the fiscal benefits associated with greater college attainment. College graduates generally pay much more in taxes than those not going to college. Government expenditures are also generally much less for college graduates than for those without a college education. Indeed, over an average lifetime, total government spending per college degree is negative. That is, direct savings in post-college government expenditures are greater than government expenditures on higher education. ...
New England Public Policy Center Working Paper , Paper 07-2

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