Our latest guest is Scott Hodge, who is president emeritus at the Tax Foundation and author of the excellent new book Taxocracy: What You Don’t Know About Taxes and How They Rule Your Daily Life. Through the lens of history’s most ill-conceived taxes – like the “chicken tax” and 17th century “window tax” – Scott explains how tax policy shapes virtually every aspect of our lives and drives human behavior. He and Brian then discuss more recent policies, including the SALT cap and proposed wealth tax, the ongoing (and often misguided) debate over book versus tax accounting, and the pivotal role that S corporations play in all of it.

Scott’s book is available for pre-order and comes out on April 9.

This episode of Talking Taxes in a Truck was recorded on March 1, 2024, and runs 49 minutes long.