Tax Break Breakdown

In: Innovative Interactive Politics Source: Washington Post US Economy

19 Sep 2011

To be cliché: the truth may surprise you. This is a great look at the “loopholes” in our tax system, point by point. You can filter by kind of break, compare individual vs corporate, find out when they were first implemented, and see how they all add up. However, I really wish the lines in the main bar graph had matched width with the amount of the break (with the y-axis being billions of $) – at first glance that’s what I thought was going on. I’m also not sure how I feel about things like “employer contributions to health care” being considered a break. (related article)


2 Responses to Tax Break Breakdown



September 19th, 2011 at 9:25 am

“employer contributions to health care” Is tax deductible, so it has to be considered as a tax break.


Scott from Ohio

September 19th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

How is “employer contributions to health care” not a tax break? You can’t count it as not a “loophole” just because you like it.

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