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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its 17th day, the stakes are rising. Shutdowns have numerous negative economic and political effects, but...
January 7, 2019William G. Gale
: TaxVox
The return of divided government and the early stages of the next presidential election create enormous uncertainty about how 2019 will go. As Yogi Berra...
January 4, 2019William G. GaleMark J. Mazur
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Happy New Year. And welcome to 2019, a year when several important tax policy issues are likely to hit the news. Watch for these: Whether...
January 3, 2019Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Did Republicans make a political mistake rushing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) through Congress in less than two months in late 2017? In...
August 29, 2018Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
What is the difference between Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, and President Trump and Congress? Wilson, you may recall, spent last Sunday handing out an estimated...
July 26, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
For the second time in a week, House Republicans are pushing policy changes that seem to conflict with key elements of last year’s Tax Cuts...
July 24, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Now that the Supreme Court has made it easier for states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, how will states and Congress respond?...
June 26, 2018Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
There is so much bad policy in the massive two-year budget agreement being debated by Congress that it is hard to know where to begin...
February 8, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Supporters of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act like to describe it as a once-in-a-generation tax overhaul. It is arguably true that it is the...
December 20, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The conference agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would reduce taxes by about $1,600 on average in 2018, with the biggest benefit going...
December 18, 2017Howard Gleckman