The Tax-Exempt Factor

Johnson, Anastasija; Chang, Helen
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/26/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31997, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that U.S. President George W. Bush, a Republican, and Senator John Kerry, a Democrat, have taken opposing stances on income taxes. Bush wants to make permanent his tax cuts that he credits with driving the economic recovery. He also plans to reform the tax code, which could have negative implications for munis if his efforts lead to. a flat tax structure. Kerry, however, has pledged to reverse some of the president's tax cuts, a change which could actually increase demand for tax-exempt bonds.


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