Tax Reform can Positively Impact All

December 19, 2014J,

The typical citizen likely can’t tell you what marginal rates they were taxed at, but they could give you a good idea about how they would spend $130. Adjustments to the tax code are important because they have a real impact on our lives. Last year Nebraska lawmakers made good progress. Senators indexed the income […]

Nebraska Tax Debate is Heating Up

December 10, 2014J,

Yesterday, the capitol was focused on taxes. As a group of children and their parents gathered around the Christmas tree in the Rotunda of the State Capitol, the Platte Institute unveiled their tax proposal, Strong Roots Nebraska. Later that day, the Revenue Committee held interim hearings for LR 566 and LR 571. These studies examined […]

Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014J

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]

Why the Inheritance Tax has to Go.

July 17, 2014J,

In Nebraska you pay taxes on what you earn, what you buy, what you own, and at the end of it all – what you choose to give to your family. Dick Clark of the Platte Institute wrote about the problems with the inheritance tax in the latest rendition of Platte Chat, Nebraska’s Destructive Inheritance Tax. Here’s […]

Nebraska’s Gas Tax is Out of Control

July 10, 2014J,

New information released today from the American Petroleum Institute shows how much gasoline is taxed in each state. Unfortunately for Nebraska, our state gas tax burden is much too high. Nebraskans are currently taxed 27.3 cents per gallon. When you add in federal excise taxes, each Nebraskan driver is paying 45.7 cents per gallon. This […]