Given all the problems of the current tax system, tax reforms should aim at three goals: simplification, transparency, and increased economic growth.

More on U.S. Tax Policy

Commentary

The Border-Adjustment Tax Is No Free Lunch

By Alan Reynolds. Investor’s Business Daily. June 16, 2017.

How Would Corporate Tax Reform Benefit Workers?

By Ike Brannon. Forbes.com. May 22, 2017.

The UK’s Lesson for Donald Trump on Slashing Corporate Taxes

By Ryan Bourne. City A.M.. May 16, 2017.

Cato Studies

Tax Reform and Savings: Lessons from Canada and the United Kingdom

By Ryan Bourne and Chris Edwards. Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 77. May 1, 2017.

The Case Against a U.S. Carbon Tax

By Robert P. Murphy, Patrick J. Michaels, and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger. Policy Analysis No. 801. October 17, 2016.

Five Myths about Economic Inequality in America

By Michael D. Tanner. Policy Analysis No. 797. September 7, 2016.

Articles

Corporate Tax Reform

Chris Edwards. Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress. 2015.

This Is Fair?

Daniel J. Mitchell. Tax Truths. April 2009.

The Iraq War and Iranian Power

Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent. Survival. Vol. 49. No. 4. Winter 2007.

Public Filings

Florida Bankers Association v. U.S. Dep’t of Treasury

By George M. Clark, Joseph B. Judkins, Luke Wake, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. February 26, 2016.

American Int’l Group, Inc. v. United States

By Scott P. Martin, Kathryn Comerford Todd, Warren Postman, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. November 16, 2015.

King v. Sebelius

By Bert Rein, William S. Consovoy, Michael Connolly, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. March 10, 2014.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The Earned Income Tax Credit

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).

The Tax Treatment of Health Care

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).

Fiscal Rules That Work

Cato Handbook for Policymakers. Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th Edition (2017).

Events

Major Tax Reform in 2017?

Featuring J.D. Foster, Jason J. Fichtner, Chris Edwards, Ryan Bourne, & Peter Russo. May 15, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.

GO Beyond GDP: What Really Drives the Economy?

Featuring Peter Goettler. May 13, 2016. Policy Forum.

The BEPS Project: The OECD, Tax Policy, and U.S Competitiveness

Featuring Daniel J. Mitchell. July 17, 2015. Capitol Hill Briefing.