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Congress is in recess and the Daily Deduction will post Mondays until it reconvenes. We’ll be back to our regular schedule on April 13. Taxpayers: How are IRS budget cuts affecting you? You can find out on Wednesday from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at a TPC event at the Brookings Institution .
April 6, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
How much will you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes over your lifetime? And how much can you expect to get back in benefits?...
November 5, 2012C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I get the impression that many Americans believe Medicare is financed like Social Security. They know that a portion of payroll taxes goes to Social...
June 15, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
State taxes and transfers can be an important form of assistance for low-income families. But the amount of government help varies widely among the states...
May 25, 2012Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week I argued that budgeting for Medicare's hospital insurance program is flawed . Today, I offer two ways to fix it (and reject a...
May 18, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The recent double-counting dispute isn’t just about politics; it also reveals a flaw in budgeting for Medicare Part A. Budget experts are waging a spirited...
May 9, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
By now, many readers of TaxVox know how much Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pay in taxes. But true tax wonks are more interested in...
April 26, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama’s called for a new law that would require high-income people to pay at least 30 percent...
February 9, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Investment manager James Ross last week told New York Times columnist James Stewart that his combined federal, state, and local tax rate was 102 percent...
February 8, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Should Congress extend and expand the payroll tax cut it first passed a year ago? In a bizarre but not unexpected role reversal, Democrats insist...
November 29, 2011Howard Gleckman