Tax Policy Center

tax expenditures

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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In three weeks, more than 60 expiring tax provisions will…expire. At least for a while. It isn’t unusual for these mostly-business tax breaks to temporarily...
December 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Government redistributes income through tax and spending programs. Nearly everyone pays some tax – be it federal or state income taxes, payroll taxes, or sales...
December 5, 2013Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Senate Democrats are circulating a list of a dozen tax “loopholes” they’d like to close as part of a budget package. It is unlikely that...
November 13, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There is lots of buzz around Washington about whether a laundry list of expiring tax provisions could be the key to a modest budget agreement...
November 7, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As House and Senate budget negotiators sit down (eight months late), the inevitable issue of new revenues has already raised its head. Predictably, Democrats insist...
October 31, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Yesterday, Washington Post columnist Bob Samuelson urged lawmakers to “just eliminate…the whole notion of entitlements.” His provocative argument: The very word "entitlement" makes people believe...
October 22, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Most of the 43 percent of Americans who the Tax Policy Center projects will pay no federal income tax this year make very little money...
September 5, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The percentage of Americans who pay no federal income tax is falling, thanks to an improving economy and the expiration of temporary Great Recession-era tax...
August 29, 2013Roberton C. Williams
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
“Marijuana Industry Eager to Pay Taxes - and Cash in on Deductions” That was the headline for a story written by Rob Hotakainen of McClatchy...
August 20, 2013Howard Gleckman