Tax Policy Center


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Although the US tax code does not explicitly reference race or ethnicity, the federal income tax system contributes to racial disparities when factors that affect tax liabilities are correlated with race. This study is the first to use the Tax Policy Center’s microsimulation model—newly enhanced...

September 28, 2023
Janet HoltzblattLaura KawanoRobert McClellandGabriella Garriga
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The federal government invests more than $500 billion annually in children through direct cash payments, including tax credits, and in-kind goods such as childcare, education, food subsidies, and healthcare coverage. This represents about 10 percent of the federal budget. Research shows these...

September 14, 2023
Elaine MaagCary LouMichelle CasasHannah DalyGabriella GarrigaLillian Hunter
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States and local governments in the US have started implementing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology initiatives and policies. Supporters of these technologies highlight the transformative potential for improving local governance, but many remain skeptical about their long-term effects on...

February 6, 2023
Luisa Godinez-PuigThomas BrosyGabriella Garriga

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