Options to Limit the Benefit of Tax Expenditures for High-Income Households

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Options to Limit the Benefit of Tax Expenditures for High-Income Households

Abstract

This analysis measures the revenue and distributional impacts of three proposals to limit tax expenditures for higher-income households: the Obama Administration's plan to cap the value of itemized deductions at 28 percent; an effective minimum tax (EMT) to ensure that tax liability is at least a certain percentage of a taxpayer's income; and a modified version of a recent proposal to limit the value of specific tax expenditures to two percent of adjusted gross income (AGI).

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