Tax Policy Center

2016 presidential election

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In this year’s presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s proposal to double the child tax credit and Donald Trump’s plan replace the dependent exemption with a higher...
October 28, 2016C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center, with the help of the Penn-Wharton Budget Model (PWBM), found that in the short-run Hillary Clinton’s tax increases would slow the...
October 21, 2016Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When the Tax Hound began its monthly investigations a year ago, we had the modest goal of making tax policy relevant to the every-day concerns of the average taxpayer. At the time, I was drunk with wonky excitement (if that’s possible). “We elect a new president in a year, and we can help make tax policy matter to the average voter! There’ll be candidate proposals, analyses of those plans… It’ll be great!”
March 1, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Even in its early stages, the 2016 presidential race looks like it will be remembered for two depressing superlatives. The candidates will spend more money than ever before, and they will promise more costly give-aways than any politicians in history. We’ll save the campaign finance story for
October 20, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The silence is deafening. Remarkably, Republicans lining up to run for president aren't talking about cutting taxes. Tax reform? Sure. Rate cuts? Absolutely. But so far at least, national Republicans seem more willing to tackle same-sex marriage than big Ronald Reagan/George W. Bush-style tax cuts
May 12, 2015Howard Gleckman