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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS’s Private Debt Collection Program Once Again Looks Like A Failure What’s the old line about “fool me once?” When it comes to privatizing...
January 12, 2018Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump has named Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the IRS. He’d serve in both posts until a...
October 26, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Why do we make it so hard for immigrants to pay their federal income taxes? Why do we throw so many roadblocks between them and...
October 12, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With less than two weeks to go before Americans must file their 2016 federal income tax returns, those who didn’t have required health insurance coverage...
April 5, 2017Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Trump wants the IRS to “combat identity theft, prevent fraud, and reduce the deficit through the effective enforcement and administration of tax laws,” according...
March 16, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Have you noticed the contrast in recent weeks between the FBI and the IRS? The FBI is seemingly in every other headline in this year’s...
November 3, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Watching the closing days of the campaign with school-age children is like walking through a minefield, often for reasons that have nothing to do with tax policy. They are learning about “angry voters” and “rigged systems.” But they don’t get it. Why are people so angry? What are these “systems” and why do so many seem to distrust them?
November 2, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Yesterday, former IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg (who held top tax positions in the administrations of both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush)
August 24, 2016Steven M. Rosenthal
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
What the GOP Platform Says About Taxes The Republican platform approved yesterday by the GOP convention is an attempt to merge standard party views on...
July 19, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It is a familiar--and sad—Washington story. Start with an agency that deals extensively with the public. The agency stumbles. Congress cuts its budget. The resource-constrained agency does an even-worse job. And the very lawmakers who limited the agency’s ability to do its job express shock and
May 24, 2016Howard Gleckman