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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I believe that every person in the tax policy game—from members of the tax-writing committees to research assistants at the Tax Policy Center—should compute their...
May 2, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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 15, 2019Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
A key provision of 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the elimination of the personal exemption. The change has a major effect on...
December 17, 2018Richard C. Auxier
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Trump Administration continues to tout the idea that, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Americans will be able to fill out...
January 29, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Yesterday, former IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg (who held top tax positions in the administrations of both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush)
August 24, 2016Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Don't say the nation's capital never does anything for you. Thanks to a District of Columbia (DC) holiday, the IRS moved Tax Day back three days to April 18 this year. Since 1955, April 15 has served as Tax Day in the United States , but the IRS can delay the filing deadline when it coincides with
April 4, 2016Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Need help understanding the 1040 as we enter the homestretch of this year’s tax filing season? The Tax Policy Center has created a new interactive tool to walk you through key parts of the federal income tax, ranging from the mundane to the arcane. In bite-sized pieces, Who’s Afraid of the Form
March 18, 2015Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Federal income taxes are complicated. That’s why roughly 90 percent of us either hire someone to prepare our tax returns or use computer software to do the job on our own. Only a tenth of us actually sit down and fill out the forms by hand. But it’s still important to understand what goes onto the
April 9, 2014Roberton C. Williams