Tax Policy Center

capital gains

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Pro Publica’s recent story about the small amount of tax paid by many of the nation’s billionaires has focused new attention on what critics say...
June 15, 2021C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Biden’s campaign promise never to raise taxes on those making $400,000 or less annually will inevitably conflict with his proposal to tax unrealized capital...
May 27, 2021Howard GleckmanRobert McClelland
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
Business Taxes: TaxVox
President Biden’s American Families Plan would make two big changes in the tax treatment of investment income such as long-term capital gains and dividends. Some...
April 30, 2021Robert McClelland
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has proposed raising tax rates on long-term capital gains income for the highest-income investors.
September 16, 2020Robert McClelland
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Back in 1991, Saturday Night Live spoofed politicians who see capital gains tax cuts as a panacea. In one sketch, after being frozen for eons,...
May 11, 2020Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The current debate over wealth taxes mostly focuses on whether the very rich are undertaxed, but gives little attention to the most efficient and fairest...
January 8, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
: TaxVox
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed a number of new taxes on high-income households. Add them up and many of the very wealthiest could pay marginal effective tax rates of more than 100 percent.
November 7, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t talking about the way they make their money, or the taxes they pay, but he could have been. According to a...
March 18, 2019Philip Stallworth