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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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week’s draft plan by House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) to reform the taxation of financial products includes two key changes...
January 28, 2013Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Normally, at the end of each year, investors sell stock (and other assets) to recognize losses to offset gains recognized earlier in the year. Sometimes...
December 14, 2012Steven M. Rosenthal
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
When it comes to taxes, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are almost perfect mirror images of one another. Here are ten ways their tax plans...
October 23, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Each year when I complete my federal income tax return, Turbotax tells me my average tax rate—how much tax I owe measured as a percentage...
October 9, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center’s latest research report went viral last week, drawing attention in the presidential campaign and sparking a constructive discussion of the practical...
August 8, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Sellers of stocks and other assets have always had to calculate their cost basis (generally, what they paid for the investment) in order to figure...
May 1, 2012Steven M. Rosenthal
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Despite evidence to the contrary, there is a lingering view that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would primarily help middle-income households and not favor the rich...
January 30, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With Rick Santorum surging in Iowa, it is a good time to take a look at his tax agenda . While his revenue plan has...
January 3, 2012Howard Gleckman