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Economic background for a tax cut in 1981

Economic background for a tax cut in 1981

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Taxation -- United States,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-2001

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Donald W. Kiefer, Specialist in Taxation and Fiscal Policy
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1980-81, reel 9, fr. 0444
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination42 p.
    Number of Pages42
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15451711M

      The Tax System. The federal tax system relies on a number of taxes to generate revenue. By far the largest source of funds is the income tax .   Prior to the tax cuts, cyclically-adjusted revenue totaled percent of potential GDP. After , it fell precipitously to a low of percent of GDP in before rising to percent – still well below the pre-cut levels by Similarly, revenue prior to .

    The next year, Congress rolled back other tax cuts, but the top income tax rate remained the same. In , the economy’s growth rate was the best since at least GDP per capita growth rate.   The British economist John Maynard Keynes developed this theory in the s. The Great Depression had defied all prior attempts to end it. President Franklin D. Roosevelt used Keynesian economics to build his famous New Deal program. In his first days in office, FDR increased the debt by $3 billion to create 15 new agencies and laws.

      You know, it’s really unusual for economic data to tell a clear story, especially this soon after Tax Cut, but in this case, they do. The law is working exactly as proponents of TCJA predicted. This book has been cited by the following publications. Economic Inequality, War Finance and the Pursuit of Tax Fairness. Journal of Human Values, Vol. 26, Issue. 2, p. The Popular Origins of Neoliberalism in the Reagan Tax Cut of Journal of Policy .


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Get this from a library. Economic background for a tax cut in [Donald W Kiefer; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. Economic background for a tax reduction bill. United States Government Printing Office, Edition/Format: Print book: National government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: United States -- Economic conditions -- Economic forecasting -- United. The Economic Recovery Tax Act of (ERTA) was a major tax cut designed to encourage economic growth.

Also known as the " Kemp–Roth Tax Cut ", it was a federal law enacted by the 97th United States Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS) was a major component, and was amended in to become the Enacted by: the 97th United States Congress.

Economic Recovery Tax Act of (ERTA), U.S. federal tax legislation that contained numerous provisions intended to help businesses and individuals. Businesses were aided by accelerated capital recovery through new depreciation rules, special tax treatment for acquirers of troubled thrift institutions, an increased amount of retained earnings not subject to taxation, relaxed rules for.

About the bill. Source: Wikipedia. The Economic Recovery Tax Act of (Pub.L. 97–34), also known as the ERTA or " Kemp–Roth Tax Cut ", was a federal law enacted in the United States in It was an act "to amend the Internal Revenue Code of to encourage economic growth through reductions in individual income tax rates, the expensing of depreciable.

The Economic Recovery Tax Act ofa signature package of legislation for the 97th Congress and President Reagan in his first term, is 23 years old. For Reagan, changing the U.S. tax code was. INTRODUCTION by CHAIRMAN HENRY S. REUSS. Last year Congres's enacted the Economic Recovery Tax Act of after much debate.

One of the major issues concerned the implications for income distribution of the personal income tax reductions. Signed by Ronald Reagan during his first year in office, the Economic Recovery Tax Act of was the largest tax cut in U.S.

history. The. The act, combined with another major tax reform act incut marginal tax rates on high-income taxpayers from 70 percent to around 30 percent, and would be the defining economic legacy of.

InDemocratic Ways and Means chairman Dan Rostenkowski sponsored the Ronald Reagan tax cut, which took down tax rates by 30. General Explanation Of The Economic Recovery Tax Act Of(H.R.97th Congress, Public Law ).

JCS (Janu ) General Explanation Of The Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act of(H.R.96th Congress, Public Law ). The Economic Recovery Tax Act of was a comprehensive piece of legislation that President Reagan endorsed.

Introduced in the House of Representatives as House Resolution in the 97th Congress on Jit eventually became Public Law on Aug when President Reagan signed the law from his personal retreat, Rancho.

The Reagan administration chief economic planner, David A. Stockman wrote a book on all his years in Washington that was published inwhere he points to the Kemp-Roth Tax cuts as the beginning of all the woes and huge deficits that were to follow.

TAX POLICY CENTER BRIEFING BOOK What are the sources of revenue for the federal government. Background CORPORATE INCOME TAX The tax on corporate profits yielded 9 percent of government revenue ina revenue source that has been trending downward.

Revenue from the tax has fallen from an average of percent of GDP in the late. The Truth About Supply-Side Tax Cuts in the s by Dr.

Judd W. Patton Reaganomics, the term dubbed by the media for President Reagan’s economic program, called for reduced federal spending, balanced budgets, deregulation, return to sound money, and lower taxes. Bartlett's background in government economics and having worked on the staffs of Congressmen Ron Paul and Jack Kemp and as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department during the George H.W.

Bush administration, serves him well to write such a topical and important book. A book about tax reform can be dry and. The Reagan tax cuts The share of income taxes paid by the top 10 percent of earners jumped significantly, climbing from percent in to percent in series of tax cuts were enacted early in the George W.

Bush Administration by the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of (EGTRRA; P.L. ) and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of (JGTRRA; P.L. ).1 These tax cuts, which are collectively known as the Bush tax cuts, are scheduled to expire at the.

* Two-year tax cut of 5 percent October 1,followed by a 10 percent cut on July 1,with no personal tax cut in The cut in rates is not proportional across tax brackets but is. In a pair of articles last November, I examined the tax cuts of andseeking to gauge their impact on subsequent election results.

(Prior analysis: Tax Notes, Nov. 6,p.and Tax Notes, Nov. 20,p. Special Report: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of Read the original Tax Foundation analysis of the Reagan tax-cut plan, from its steep reduction in marginal rates to its indexation of tax rates to end the hidden tax of “bracket creep.” Originally published September 1, —a Tax Foundation classic.Over the long run, permanent tax cuts or increases in government spending that are not matched by changes on the other side of the ledger reduce national saving.

The result is less investment or more foreign borrowing. This, in turn, diminishes economic growth and future national income.growth in the no tax change case is assumed to be the same as actual growth, the question of the effect of the tax cuts on total economic growth is not ad-dressed.

STATIC EFFECTS The static analysis of ERTA shows that the direct benefit from tax changes be-tween and was proportionately greater in the highest income groups.