Tax Policy Center


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
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...
April 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Fewer than 3,300 estates will owe federal estate tax this year, the smallest number in more than 75 years (other than 2010 when the tax...
November 30, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Taxpayers who took the 2008 tax credit for new homebuyers were unhappy when Congress made the credit much more generous in 2009 . People who...
July 29, 2011Roberton C. Williams