David Cay Johnston

You’re not paying the tax rate you think you are

By David Cay Johnston
February 21, 2012

If you make more than about $33,500 a year, your federal income tax burden is probably lighter than you think.

How to avoid a securities class action

By David Cay Johnston
February 11, 2012

For years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has pressed Congress to restrict securities class action lawsuits, saying they put a damper on economic activity.  Securities lawyers argue that such suits act as a crucial protection for investors, who deserve their day in court when deceitful actions by executives cost them money.

How Romney would tax us

By David Cay Johnston
February 7, 2012

With so much attention placed on Mitt Romney’s verbal blunders, much less has been given to his written plans for the economy and taxes.

Newt and the NEWT Act

By David Cay Johnston
February 3, 2012

Newt Gingrich’s 2010 income tax return inspired a quick response from U.S. congressman Pete Stark.