Tax Policy Center

Tax Policy Center

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
One of the biggest problems with Texas Governor Rick Perry’s optional flat tax may be the choice it gives taxpayers. Perry says you can either...
October 26, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
There is lots we still don’t know about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry’s tax and budget plan . But I am pretty sure of one...
October 25, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
October 22 is the 25 th anniversary of the landmark Tax Reform Act of 1986. For those of us who still remember that remarkable event,...
October 20, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan would result in a massive tax cut for nearly all of the highest earning Americans and a steep average tax...
October 18, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A wonderfully-titled new paper —The Tragedy of the Carrots—by Boston College law professor Brian Galle got me thinking about Solyndra, the failed solar panel company...
October 11, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s plan to fund a $445 billion stimulus, err, jobs bill with a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires is not all...
October 6, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Conservatives like to say that President Obama has been responsible for massive tax increases. It is wonderful rhetoric that plays to the big tax image...
October 4, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the politics of taxation, nothing may be more controversial than the hot-button issue of small business. But important new research by career staffers at...
September 27, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On September 21, TPC published several tables ( T11-0359 through 0362 ) that examine how effective tax rates vary within income groups. Those tables were...
September 23, 2011Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Obama didn’t quite get around to saying so when he rolled out his latest deficit reduction plan on Monday, but his Buffett Rule —that...
September 22, 2011Howard Gleckman