Tax Policy Center

California

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With Tax Day here, taxpayers are scrambling to finish up their returns—both federal and state (that is, if their state has an individual income tax)...
April 15, 2019Lucy Dadayan
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last year, California raised its excise taxes on motor fuels. The tax on gasoline increased from 34.7 cents per gallon to 46.7 cents per gallon...
November 1, 2018Robert McClelland
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Forty years ago, California voters were sent a 63-page pamphlet explaining the 13 questions on the primary ballot that June. At the end of the...
June 21, 2018Kim S. RuebenRichard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Late last October, Governor Dan Malloy approved a two-year $40.2 billion budget for Connecticut more than 100 days after the fiscal year began. A strongly...
March 9, 2018Kim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Starting as soon as it can be made operational, perhaps in 2018 , as many as 7 million private-sector California workers who currently have no...
December 2, 2016C. Eugene SteuerlePamela Perun
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
State policymakers are increasingly using “triggers” to pass big tax cuts while ducking tough decisions on how to pay for them. They are bad tax policy. Naturally, they are incredibly popular. Here’s how a tax trigger works: A state cuts taxes over a period of years. There may be an initial tax cut
September 24, 2015Norton Francis
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Redesign the EITC to help more low-income workers. TPC’s Elaine Maag thinks that’s the way to go. She explains in her new paper : “A worker credit based on individual earnings, and not contingent on having children at home, could provide substantial benefits to all low-income workers, ease
May 21, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Be careful what you wish for. Businesses have backed an overhaul of the US tax code for quite some time, but their tune changes when it comes to corporate tax reform in other countries. The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project, or BEPS, is an effort by the Organization for Economic Cooperation
May 14, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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There’s a revenue surge in California. The state is exceeding its 2013 tax collections and beating 2014 forecasts. The Franchise Tax Board netted $7.6 billion in personal income taxes between April 1 and this past Monday. It collected $6 billion during the same period in 2014. The state’s school
April 22, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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There’s a bipartisan House effort to double the federal gas tax. It would raise the 18.4 cents-per-gallon tax to about 30 cents, would be inflation adjusted, and would rise again in three years if Congress does not find another way to pay for federal transportation projects. The bill’s sponsors—
April 17, 2015Renu Zaretsky