Taxes

Released: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The federal gas tax hasn’t changed in 20 years, effectively reducing road repair revenue by 35 percent.

Released: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The gap between federal taxes owed and taxes paid stood at $400 billion in 2012. About 15 percent of taxpayers failed to pay.

Released: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

More than 16 million individuals and businesses owed the IRS $373 billion in unpaid federal taxes in 2011.

Released: Sunday, April 14, 2013

Americans and the tax experts they hire spend 6.1 billion hours a year trying to pay what’s owed. Compliance is a 3 million-worker industry.

Released: Friday, March 22, 2013

More than a million tax preparers now make their living navigating a complex U.S. tax code.

Released: Monday, February 25, 2013

State governments made $17.7 billion from official lotteries in 2010. Casinos and race tracks brought in billions more.

Released: Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Charities take in billions of dollars each year from Americans who claim tax deductions for their contributions. Will Congress eliminate this practice?