The Joint Committee on Taxation forecasted the 2003 capital gains tax cut would ‘cost’ the Federal Treasury $5.6 billion through fiscal year 2006. The new numbers today showed the Federal Treasury received an ‘unexpected’ $133 billion of capital gains tax collections through 2006. Capital gains tax collections in FY 05 and FY 06 were nearly double the initial forecast. Policymakers who believe they can generate tax revenue to the federal government by raising the capital gains tax are simply mistaken.
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