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payroll tax cut

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Can somebody explain to me why the House agreed last week to restore 50+ tax subsidies without paying for them (and thus adding $42 billion to the deficit) and 10 minutes later approved a new tax subsidy that it insisted on paying for? It can’t be the merits of the recipients. By now, TaxVox
December 9, 2014Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With fiscal cliff talks seemingly stalled (at least today) , there has been growing talk that House Republicans would call President Obama’s bluff and simply...
December 14, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If a tax cut is scheduled to expire, but the focus of the debate is elsewhere, will people notice? Will the average family be surprised...
November 30, 2012Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The 2-percentage-point payroll tax cut extended by Congress in December and again last week will save workers a total of $114 billion this year, according...
February 20, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It looks like Congress is about to assume its default position: In the face of an intractable partisan dispute over how to pay for a...
February 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The least popular Congress in memory is back. I, personally, am thrilled. After a year in which lawmakers did almost nothing besides (barely) keeping the...
January 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
After much anguish, Congress finally extended this year’s payroll tax cut for two more months. The final bill passed in nearly empty chambers a couple...
December 28, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans are right about one thing at least: Extending this year’s payroll tax cut for two months is ridiculous. The trouble is they are...
December 20, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The fate of The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 remains uncertain. But thanks to a carefully crafted technical change to the current...
December 19, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Congress finally extends the payroll tax cut that is due to expire in a few weeks, it may also be taking another step down...
December 8, 2011Howard Gleckman