Tax Policy Center


Douglas A. Wissoker

Senior Fellow

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This public comment highlights the usefulness of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) for analyzing family dynamics, income support, and income changes throughout the year and over longer time periods. If the Census Bureau follows through with a proposal to reduce the SIPP...

September 19, 2023
Elaine MaagDouglas A. Wissoker

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) temporarily increased the child tax credit (CTC), made the credit fully refundable, and authorized the IRS to issue up to half the credit as an advance monthly payment beginning in July 2021. The IRS reports that nearly 61 million children received the...

November 4, 2021
Michael KarpmanElaine MaagGenevieve M. KenneyDouglas A. Wissoker