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tax incentives

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
“Here’s why your golf purchases could become tax deductible.” The Golf Digest headline popped up in my review of tax news a couple of weeks ago. Tax policy can be confusing, but this blew my mind. I married into a family of golfers, and I like golf (sometimes I even love it), but how on earth could my husband or I deduct the cost of our golf purchases?
June 1, 2016Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
On the Hill. Today the Senate Finance Committee will consider a bill to prevent identity theft and tax refund fraud, and the House Ways & Means Committee will mark up trade legislation . Yesterday the Senate voted to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and included the passenger
April 20, 2016Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
The House GOP Budget: No tax reform details. The House Budget Committee unveiled a budget with $5.5 trillion in spending cuts that promises balance by 2024. Committee Chairman Tom Price is confident the budget will pass the House this week. However, TPC’s Howard Gleckman says there is no chance it
March 18, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
On the Hill this week: House Republicans will choose either Paul Ryan or Kevin Brady to be the next Ways & Means Committee chair. But Ryan would have to give up the gavel if he chooses to run for president, according to a new party rule approved last week. Meanwhile, senior tax writing
November 17, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
PolitiFact’s Lou Jacobson recently pointed me to a blog post by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor complaining that President Obama’s proposal to limit itemized deductions would hurt soup kitchens—and their poor clients—by inducing rich people to give less to charities. That may be true, but Cantor’
September 30, 2011Roberton C. Williams