April 1, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act promises that low-income Social Security beneficiaries will automatically get their $1,200 COVID-19 rebate, but new guidance...
April 1, 2020
Last week, Congress and President Trump enacted the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest aid package in American history...
April 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has given me the chance to teach (thanks to the internet) between three and nine students, ranging in ages from 8 to 15, how to think and write about one of my favorite topics: Taxes.
March 31, 2020
The United States is facing an immense human tragedy. According to one influential analysis , up to 2 million Americans could die from COVID-19 in...
March 30, 2020
The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last week will allocate roughly $200 billion in fiscal relief to...
March 26, 2020
For many households, the most important provision of the massive $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the Senate last night will be the individual cash...
March 25, 2020
Congress is about to pass a massive economic stimulus package that will, among other things, send cash to most American households. The so-called rebates amount...
March 25, 2020
During last month’s Democratic presidential debate, moderator Gayle King asked the candidates what motto guided their lives. If Oprah’s best friend ever asks me, I...
March 30, 2020
The federal government’s new coronavirus payments to adults and children will provide much-needed cash to 90 percent of US households. Unfortunately, tens of millions of...
March 23, 2020
The direct payments (called recovery rebates) included in the Senate’s latest coronavirus stimulus plan would target two-thirds of their benefits to low- and middle-income households,...