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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My blog last Tuesday on overblown concerns about people falsely claiming subsides under the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges generated a lot of response. Much...
July 18, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The latest flap over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act involves the ability of the IRS to verify the income people use to calculate...
July 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans have decided to make the IRS their summer piñata. Its leadership says it will bring a series of anti-IRS proposals to the floor...
July 11, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A new analysis by the Government Accountability Office finds that in 2010 large U.S. corporations paid an average effective tax rate on their worldwide income...
July 2, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A final thought, I hope, on the IRS/tea party scandal: Why do we want the IRS regulating political speech? It seems crazy on its face,...
May 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS’s botched processing of requests for tax-exempt status by political groups isn’t the new Watergate. In fact, as scandals go, it is barely the...
May 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
To help clarify whether IRS incorrectly, unfairly, or illegally targeted the Tea Party and other conservative groups, here are the answers to a few basic...
May 14, 2013C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Let’s start with the obvious. Those IRS employees who singled out conservative groups for scrutiny over their tax-exempt status were wrong, wrong, wrong. Any whiff...
May 13, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Affordable Care Act’s tax on those who choose not to buy health insurance was the linchpin of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the...
July 3, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Treasury may be losing as much as $5 billion a year from fraudulent tax refund claims—and most of that fraud is entirely preventable. The...
May 29, 2012Leonard E. Burman