A HIGHER STANDARD DEDUCTION IS GOOD FOR LOWER INCOME TAXPAYERS, ISN’T IT? AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A “NATIONAL OBSESSION WITH TAX CUTS,” HOW ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S OBSESSION WITH SPENDING?
An essay by one tax law professor has this as its thesis:
“New tax legislation enacted in December 2017 exacerbates the extent to which various itemized deductions, such as the charitable contribution deduction and the home mortgage interest deduction, disproportionately benefit high income individuals.”
A presentation by another has this as its title:
“Anti-Tax America: The Origins Of Our National Obsession With Tax Cuts”
I’m not going to link to them. They are linked at TaxProf Blog if you want to read more.
Are these representative of what tax law professors spend their time thinking, writing and speaking about?
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