Tax Policy Center

payroll tax

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While relatively few low-income people pay federal income tax, a large and growing share owe Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, according to new estimates...
September 12, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Just two weeks ago, I discussed potential tax issues a same-sex married couple could face if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize their...
August 30, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The White House has put out the word that President Obama’s budget will propose changing the way government adjusts benefits for Social Security and other...
April 9, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
2013 is a tough year if you owe payroll tax, as most of us do. Not only did the 2010 payroll tax cut die at...
April 5, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Just as Congress allowed the 2011-12 payroll tax cut to expire, new research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that such tax...
January 29, 2013Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
After all the promises and finger-pointing, the presidential campaign is nearly over. But since the race has shed more heat than light on how each...
October 25, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In a new study , Chuck Blahous, who is a public trustee for Medicare and Social Security, concludes that the 2010 health law will add...
April 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I criticized the unwillingness of Congress to finance the latest extension of the payroll tax cut. Since that blog, the Congressional Budget...
February 21, 2012Howard Gleckman
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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Welcome to Tax Vox’s fifth annual Lump of Coal Award recognizing 2011’s ten worst moments in fiscal policy. It is hard to imagine so much...
December 22, 2011Howard Gleckman