Tax Policy Center

Capital Gains Taxes

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Unlike the rest of us, many high-income, influential people and organizations have close to a free hand when it comes to their taxes. Already underfunded and understaffed, the IRS seems incapable of stopping many aggressive or even abusive interpretations of the tax laws, often by hedge funds or
July 22, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), about to become the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday that he aims to eventually rewrite what he...
February 10, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Two new studies show just how hard a time Congress will have trying to slash tax rates without adding trillions of dollars to the budget...
August 8, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Max Baucus and Dave Camp, leaders of the Senate and House tax-writing committees, are on the road promoting tax simplification. One goal: cleaning out the...
July 8, 2013Donald Marron
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
When we talk about the federal budget, we usually rely on the government’s official definition of “spending” which is to say the amount of money...
March 26, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The on-again, off-again battle over how to tax the compensation of private equity managers may be on again, thanks to the confluence of two seemingly...
January 12, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
On Monday, the Administration released its deficit reduction blueprint . One part of the Administration’s proposal, which has received enormous attention, is that the Joint...
September 22, 2011Samuel BrownWilliam G. GaleAdam Looney