June 5, 2020
With the May jobless rate at 13.3 percent —an improvement over April but still terrible-- policymakers are considering many ideas to support workers in the...
June 3, 2020
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act , HEROES Act, would substantially increase the earned income tax credit (EITC) for workers without children...
June 3, 2020
After nearly three months under a stay-at-home order, my daughter may have had it with my house rules. She sent me a TikTok video of...
June 1, 2020
States and localities across the country are facing an unprecedented fiscal situation from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governors are confronting drastically falling...
May 28, 2020
Congress can’t seem to end its love affair with tax deductions. For a brief period starting with then-House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp’s...
May 28, 2020
Remember when then-presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren made wealth taxes key parts of their campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination? That seems so...
May 27, 2020
The 50 states are diverse, but in the COVID-19 pandemic era, they share a key challenge: An economic and fiscal crisis of a size and...
May 26, 2020
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), passed by the House of Representatives, would temporarily expand the child tax credit (CTC)...
May 22, 2020
The major individual income tax provisions in the House-passed Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act would cut taxes by an average of...
May 19, 2020
According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress spent about $1.5 billion in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to create a...