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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
If income tax deductions are capped or limited—an idea that often comes up in the debate over both the fiscal cliff and long-run tax reform—the...
December 5, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Obama and administration officials have offered two different revenue targets for the fiscal cliff debate: $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion (sometimes reported as $1.5...
November 16, 2012Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At his press conference yesterday , President Obama said it is nearly impossible to raise taxes on the wealthy (a key piece of his fiscal...
November 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
So the dance begins. President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and various other lawmakers are starting to lay down their markers as they look...
November 9, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center is back in the political cauldron, this time in the wake of its new research that looks at the revenue and...
October 18, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On Friday, congressional Democrats released the results of a new analysis of base-broadening, rate-cutting tax reform by the Joint Committee on Taxation. For reformers everywhere...
October 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
You’ve probably heard claims that Mitt Romney wants to cut taxes by $5 trillion. Here are five things you should know about that figure: 1...
October 12, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Let’s say you are truly offended that 47 percent of Americans don’t pay income tax. Just complaining won't fix the problem. All those freeloaders are...
September 27, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Yesterday, Kevin Hassett, an American Enterprise Institute economist and informal adviser to Mitt Romney, insisted that Romney would not raise taxes on low- and middle-income...
September 25, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
About that 47 percent: Let me introduce you to Andrea. When I met her a couple of years ago, she was a home health aide...
September 19, 2012Howard Gleckman