Tax Policy Center

Bush tax cuts

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It is presidential primary season and once again the tax code is a punching bag for politicians on both sides of the aisle. Listen to their rhetoric and it’s easy to conclude that the tax policy differences in today’s hyperpartisan political environment are so great that reform is doomed. But it
November 1, 2015Jonathan AckermanRosanne AltshulerJeffrey Kupfer
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The year in taxes started with the nation toppling, briefly, over the fiscal cliff. And it ended with some interesting policy proposals on tax reform...
December 12, 2013William G. Gale
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If you’re discussing tax policy with someone who asserts that his or her point is “just common sense,” this could indicate one of two things:...
March 15, 2013Chris Sanchirico
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the end, it looks like Congress isn’t even going to kick the fiscal can down the road. Assuming the House passes the deal agreed...
January 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With fiscal cliff talks seemingly stalled (at least today) , there has been growing talk that House Republicans would call President Obama’s bluff and simply...
December 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center (TPC) has estimated that going over the fiscal cliff will raise taxes on average by about $3,500 per household in tax...
December 10, 2012Eric Toder
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress and President Obama can't agree on much, but they agree on this: Congress must preserve what they persist in calling middle-class tax cuts. As...
November 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At his press conference yesterday , President Obama said it is nearly impossible to raise taxes on the wealthy (a key piece of his fiscal...
November 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Barack Obama has pulled off the easy part. He got re-elected. Now, he faces a second term full of painful choices. You could see it...
November 7, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With the presidential campaign finally reaching a soggy finish, TaxVox is taking a final pre-election look at the tax policies of Barack Obama and Mitt...
October 29, 2012Howard Gleckman