Tax Policy Center

capital gains tax

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Congress debates major legislation, the public often focuses on a single narrow issue—one frequently irrelevant to the main point of the bill. It happened...
September 10, 2021Howard Gleckman
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
: TaxVox
President Biden has proposed to tax capital gains earned by high-income households more like other income. This is a significant reform that would close loopholes...
April 28, 2021Leonard E. Burman
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
: 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
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren says she’ll disclose her plan to pay for universal, public health care within the “next few weeks.” But finding the money won't be easy.
October 25, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Taxing the rich is suddenly all the rage among many of the Democratic party’s highest profile politicians. There is a better way to do it....
February 4, 2019Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
In response to my post attempting to shoot down the Trump Administration’s trial balloon re capital gains indexation, a financial advisor wondered if I might...
August 3, 2018Leonard E. Burman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This post is part of the Tax Policy Center’s series, Tax Line , which digs into the data behind the day’s most pressing tax policy...
March 15, 2017James R. Nunns
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When asked in last night’s debate about what he would do to make sure the rich pay their fair share of taxes, Donald Trump said...
October 10, 2016Eric Toder