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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This post is part of the Tax Policy Center’s new series, Tax Line , which digs into the data behind the day’s most pressing tax...
December 7, 2016Chenxi LuEric Toder
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
For decades, Congress has generally used tax subsidies and direct spending to encourage home ownership . For example, the tax code allows itemizers to deduct...
September 14, 2016John IselinPhilip Stallworth
: TaxVox
The Senate may soon send that retroactive tax-break bill to the President. The House passed it last week, and the Senate is expected to take up the measure this week. The House version would revive 50+ expired tax breaks only through the end of 2014. Tax Analysts reports that Dave Reichert, the
December 8, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Unlike many previous Republican proposals to cut taxes, the Michigan congressman specifies how government would pay for them. This is critical, but it's not pretty...
February 28, 2014William G. Gale
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Tax expenditures for homeownership, such as deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes and the partial exclusion for capital gains on the sale of a...
January 6, 2014Benjamin H. Harris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Who benefits from the tax credits, deductions and exclusions that have become such an integral part of the modern tax code? Nearly all of us...
December 19, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Over the past week, Washington has been filled with news about tax reform—some reflecting necessary but painful truths and some just bad. In no particular...
August 6, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Max Baucus and Dave Camp, leaders of the Senate and House tax-writing committees, are on the road promoting tax simplification. One goal: cleaning out the...
July 8, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Two interesting new papers from the Congressional Research Service highlight a major challenge faced by any tax reform that reduces itemized deductions to help pay...
May 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It has become conventional wisdom in Washington that the just-announced retirement of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) boosts chances for tax reform in...
April 25, 2013Howard Gleckman