January 15, 2019
When tax filing season begins in a few weeks, you’ll likely hear senior Trump Administration officials and some congressional Republicans boasting yet again about how...
January 14, 2019
For many US households, the ongoing partial government shutdown is inconvenient. But for low-income households, it may become a severe hardship. If the shutdown goes...
January 13, 2019
The earned income tax credit (EITC) lifts millions of workers out of poverty each year. But older workers who do not live with minor children...
January 11, 2019
The other day, my Tax Policy Center colleague Bill Gale proposed a way to avoid the kind of government shutdown the nation has confronted for...
January 10, 2019
I don’t have an official over-under for the number of states that will legalize sports gambling in 2019, but I know it’s high. Since the...
January 8, 2019
It sure didn’t take long. The 116 th Congress hadn’t been in session for a week when we were hit with the very first round...
January 4, 2019
The return of divided government and the early stages of the next presidential election create enormous uncertainty about how 2019 will go. As Yogi Berra...
January 7, 2019
As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its 17th day, the stakes are rising. Shutdowns have numerous negative economic and political effects, but...
January 3, 2019
Happy New Year. And welcome to 2019, a year when several important tax policy issues are likely to hit the news. Watch for these: Whether...
January 2, 2019
Can tax policy encourage more individuals to make small donations to political campaigns?