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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
All major provisions of the House Ways & Means Committee’s budget reconciliation tax bill would cut 2022 taxes on average for households making $200,000 or...
September 28, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
To paraphrase Tolstoy , all simple families are alike; each complicated family is complicated in its own way. So when the tax code aims to...
September 27, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Starting in July, many parents began receiving monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). A new IPSOS survey as well as Urban Institute interviews...
September 15, 2021Elaine MaagPoonam GuptaElaine Waxman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Would Extending More Generous Tax Credits Increase The Number Of Non-Income Tax Payers? We know the pandemic and the policy response to it dramatically increased...
August 25, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The COVID-19 pandemic and the policy response to it led to an extraordinary increase in the number of American households that owed no federal individual income tax in 2020. The Tax Policy Center estimates that last year more than 107 million households, or nearly 61 percent, owed no income tax or even received tax credits from the government.
August 18, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Families began receiving monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments on July 15. For many, those regular payments—currently permitted through the end of the year—will combat...
August 10, 2021Elaine Maag
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
While state budgets are recovering along with the US economy, state fiscal policymakers remain cautious about the post COVID-19 future, according to a survey by...
July 21, 2021Lucy DadayanKim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In March 2020, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a $11.8 billion budget that was $500 million lower than what he had proposed just weeks earlier—before...
July 16, 2021Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Beginning in July, most families with children will receive up to $250 a month per child ($300 for children under 6). Those payments are advances...
June 25, 2021Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When Joe Biden ran for president, his campaign platform included dozens of relatively specific tax proposals. They ranged from expanding refundable tax credits for low-...
May 21, 2021Howard Gleckman