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fiscal cliff

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Somehow, the fiscal cliff tax debate has taken a truly weird turn. No, not the politics, which long ago became a parody of Washington deal-making...
December 20, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner may be close to agreeing on a plan that, among other things, would revise the way government programs...
December 18, 2012Howard 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
For over a decade, the federal estate and gift tax has been in constant flux with its exemption rising, its rates falling, and its near-death...
December 13, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Regardless of the outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations, taxes on dividends will be higher in 2013 than in 2012. As a result, companies can...
December 12, 2012Roberton C. Williams
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
If income tax deductions are capped or limited—an idea that often comes up in the debate over both the fiscal cliff and long-run tax reform—the...
December 5, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While you are waiting for Congress and President Obama to decide what they are going to do about the fiscal mess, here an idea: Pick...
November 29, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As a lame-duck Congress once again faces an impending deadline for dealing with expiring tax cuts, TPC has released a new Tax Calculator to compare...
November 28, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and administration officials have offered two different revenue targets for the fiscal cliff debate: $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion (sometimes reported as $1.5...
November 16, 2012Donald Marron