Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) sends $350 billion to state and local governments with very few strings attached. Unlike the CARES Act , which originally...
March 26, 2021Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In March 2020, Congress started down the rather unusual but not unprecedented path of sending people checks to help them deal with effects of the...
March 12, 2021Elaine Maag
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was considered essential to last year’s bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages, and many policymakers initially hailed the CARES Act version as...
February 18, 2021Aravind Boddupalli
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Was it really last May that the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which would have authorized...
December 28, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The pandemic relief bill Congress is about to pass is loaded with tax provisions. Some deliver important assistance to households and businesses damaged by...
December 21, 2020Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Should a new relief bill reprise last March’s $1,200 payments or create a new round of extended unemployment benefits?
December 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Congress continues to struggle to reach agreement on a new round of economic relief for millions of people suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 9, 2020Elaine Maag
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Congress is nowhere near an agreement on how much additional federal aid to send to state and local governments. It’s been a worrying situation for months. Now, we should be alarmed.
August 5, 2020Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As Congress scrambles to pass another COVID-19 relief bill, it must decide how best to put money into the hands of people who are suffering...
July 24, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With Congress about to debate a second round of stimulus payments for tens of millions of people, it is important to review some lessons about...
July 23, 2020Janet Holtzblatt