Name a tax, and chances are either Barack Obama or John McCain wants to change it. Obama wants to cut income taxes on lower earners, raise taxes on others, and give Americans an energy rebate funded by a new windfall tax on oil companies. McCain wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, and extend the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which lowered rates on higher earners and are set to expire in 2010.
Good or bad? For many Americans, it's hard to know what to think of these various proposals, since the U.S. tax structure is so arcane. Here's a quiz to test your tax IQ: