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child tax credit

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In testimony yesterday before a joint hearing of two House subcommittees, I urged Congress to modernize the nation’s social welfare programs to focus on early childhood, quality teachers, more effective work subsidies, and improved neighborhoods. One way lawmakers can shift their gaze is by
June 26, 2015C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, the Census Bureau put out a new report that concluded about one-in-five Americans received government benefits in 2012. But the study, called Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009–2012: Who Gets Assistance, takes a far too narrow view about who
June 4, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In its analysis of the tax reform plan proposed recently by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the Tax Foundation assumed the proposal would make the new personal credit ($2,000 for singles and $4,000 for married couples) fully refundable. This assumption helps explain why the group
March 27, 2015Leonard E. Burman
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The Department of Homeland Security didn’t shut down, but… fallout remains over the President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and their effect on low-income tax breaks. Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch wants the Administration to say how many immigrants protected from deportation
March 11, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the end-of-the-year congressional scramble, lawmakers scuttled an effort to permanently extend a number of tax breaks—largely because many feared it would open the door to widespread use of refundable tax credits by undocumented immigrants covered by President Obama’s recent executive order. But
December 12, 2014Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
co-authored with William G. Gale While most of the tax drama these days is focused on the fate of 50+ mostly-business tax breaks that expired nearly a year ago, lawmakers are also debating two provisions that are enormously important to low- and moderate-income households-the Child Tax Credit (CTC
December 3, 2014Elaine MaagWilliam G. Gale
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Two appeals courts deliver opposing rulings on Affordable Care Act tax subsidies. The DC Circuit Court ruled yesterday that the tax credits can only go to residents in states that run their own health exchanges. In Richmond, VA, the 4th Circuit Court said the ACA language isn’t clear, so the tax
July 23, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Another big inversion deal heads to closing. Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie agreed to purchase UK drugmaker Shire , making it the largest US company so far to move its address overseas for lower taxes. The deal, now estimated to be worth about $55 billion, will likely close despite any US action to
July 21, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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On the Hill this week: The House may vote to make bonus depreciation permanent . The Senate Finance Committee may present a transportation funding plan reflecting a compromise with the House Ways and Means Committee. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing on
July 7, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
When President Obama proposed his 2015 budget last March, he vowed to cut taxes for working class Americans while making sure high income households pay their "fair share." New Tax Policy Center estimates show that, like it or not, Obama would do pretty much as he promised. Low-income households
July 2, 2014Roberton C. Williams