Tax Policy Center

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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Internal Revenue Service has limped through yet another tax filing season, reduced to plugging staffing holes in customer service and returns processing by shifting...
April 18, 2022Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
How to tax the rich? Let us count the ways. New taxes on capital income? Higher income tax rates? A wealth tax? Some mash-up of...
March 31, 2022Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
A funny thing happened to the trillions of dollars of proposed tax increases on corporations and high-income households that were high on the agendas of...
March 24, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Often, tax policy debates can be settled by splitting the difference. You like a tax rate of 28 percent. I prefer 20 percent. Let’s settle...
January 28, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As my colleague Elaine Maag noted the other day , Democrats are squabbling again (or is it still) over how to structure the Child Tax...
January 12, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In 2021, the Child Tax Credit (CTC), helped nearly all families with children . But this year, because American Rescue Plan (ARP) expansions have lapsed,...
January 4, 2022Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Welcome to the Tax Policy Center’s annual Lump of Coal Award for the year’s biggest tax policy blunders, Build Back Better edition. Even by the...
December 22, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Democrats started this year with President Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on high-income households as a way to help pay for an ambitious social spending...
December 21, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As Congress struggles to pass the Build Back Better bill, some congressional Democrats are exploring new proposals to raise the $10,000 cap on the state...
December 9, 2021Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Two versions of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are on the books for the next five years, and a third is included in the House...
December 8, 2021Elaine Maag