Tax Policy Center


Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It turns out that the first year of tax filing for people who have Affordable Care Act health insurance subsidies was a lot easier than the first year of enrolling in the online exchanges. In contrast to the ACA’s maiden open enrollment season, the initial process of settling up incorrect subsidies
April 29, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Back in November, I suggested that tax prep firms might be a useful portal for low-income people to get insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. The idea: Since many key ACA-related issues are income-based, commercial tax prep is an easy way for folks to learn whether they are eligible
February 20, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
What if we bought individual health insurance through our tax preparers? At first, the idea seems bizarre, but give me a minute to explain. Given the well-known problems of and many of the state health exchanges, people seeking insurance coverage need a better way to buy. And
November 14, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Like many of you, I just finished my 2011 tax return. Counting worksheets, it was 59 pages long. It occurs to me that our current insanely complex tax rules are made possible by technology. Yes, computer software makes filing easier (both for professionals and civilians). But that may be the
April 17, 2012Howard Gleckman