Infrastructure finance: findings of a synthesis on mileage-based user fees, road usage charges, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fees, or per-mile taxes

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program published a synthesis on mileage-based user fees, road usage charges (RUC), vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fees, or per-mile taxes. In recent years, the real value of fuel tax revenues has declined significantly as a result of increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, failure to adjust tax rates to keep up with inflation, and fewer miles driven. This decline in the …

Picking up the tab: small businesses pay the price for offshore tax havens by the large and wealthy

RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND, RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015, READ NEWS RELEASE, DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Every year, corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U.S. earnings to subsidiaries in offshore tax havens – countries with minimal or no taxes – in order to reduce their federal and state income tax liabilities by billions of dollars. While tax haven …