Tax Policy Center


Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congressional negotiators are trying to craft a budget deal by mid-December. Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square asked twelve experts what they hoped that deal would include. My suggestion: it’s time to fix the budget process: Odds are slim that the budget conference will deliver anything big on
November 4, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Economic growth estimates released yesterday were not good news : the economy contracted in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2009, albeit by just 0.1 percent. Commentators have mostly attributed the mild contraction to a steep drop in federal defense spending and reduced inventories—each
January 31, 2013Benjamin H. Harris
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 breaks may significantly boost consumer spending. As a result, raising workers’ take-home pay this way might play a bigger role than many thought in reversing
January 29, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yesterday, Mitt Romney laid out what his campaign said was his vision for health reform . Today, he followed that up with a talk on economic policy. And President Obama delivered a speech that his campaign promoted as a framework for economic policy. Sadly, while men both included plenty of
June 14, 2012Howard Gleckman