Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Corporate tax revenue plunged 45 percent Deficit Doink

Corporate tax revenue in the past five months has plunged 45 percent from a year earlier. Individual tax collections were the lowest since May, 1985.

This does not bode well for the future. I guess this explains why income tax rates are going up. It remains to be seen if corporation will end up paying more tax--unlikely. One thing is clear, we won't be seeing increases in capital gains taxes paid any time soon.
  • budget deficit rose$192.8 billion (lower than forecast)
  • revenue dropped 17 percent to $87.3 billion
  • Rising foreclosures and 14 straight months of job losses are cutting tax receipts
  • individual income taxes fell 64% to $8.7 billion (yikes, the lowest monthly total since May 1985)
  • The deficit in 2008 totaled a record $459 billion
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