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Taxes are a part of life, but they don’t need to be burdensome and complex, nor inhibit economic growth. An ideal tax code is one that follows the principles of sound tax policy: simplicity, neutrality, transparency, and stability.

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State Tax Successes in 2016 Thanks to You, Our Readers and Supporters!

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that Joe, Nicole, Jared, Morgan, and I have been covering all the major state tax proposals considered this year, and that whenever possible, we get in planes, trains, and automobiles to bring our expertise directly to the states we are working in.

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The Impact of "Options for Reforming America's Tax Code"

Now we're looking forward to 2017. And the renewed interest in comprehensive tax reform has us excited. Never before have we been as relevant or useful a resource to those with the power to reform our tax code. Never before have we had the tools we do now, which will be invaluable for directing legislation toward smart tax policy.

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Vigilance and Nimbleness Are Crucial in 2017

Tax policy proposals can be the product of years of deliberation; other times, they crop up overnight. To be effective in our mission, we at the Tax Foundation have to remain vigilant through the months and even years of hearings and debate, while remaining nimble enough to spring into action when important issues arise.

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