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Congress

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
For over a decade, the federal estate and gift tax has been in constant flux with its exemption rising, its rates falling, and its near-death...
December 13, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Regardless of the outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations, taxes on dividends will be higher in 2013 than in 2012. As a result, companies can...
December 12, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
At his press conference yesterday , President Obama said it is nearly impossible to raise taxes on the wealthy (a key piece of his fiscal...
November 15, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an Urban Institute panel on taxes and the fiscal cliff. The fundamental question on the table: Will Congress have to tumble...
October 2, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If Congressional gridlock sends the U.S. government tumbling over the fiscal cliff later this year, Americans could face an average tax hike of almost $3,500...
October 1, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Over the past week or so, Bill Clinton, Larry Summers, and Glenn Hubbard have all made the same suggestion: Congress should extend all of the...
June 7, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I’ve finally finished my income tax returns for 2011. The last task—and least pleasant—is figuring my Virginia use tax . That’s the sales tax I...
April 3, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans like to say President Obama is a chronic, unrepentant tax-raiser. Obama himself used to say he was a tax-cutter but now touts himself as...
March 21, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The least popular Congress in memory is back. I, personally, am thrilled. After a year in which lawmakers did almost nothing besides (barely) keeping the...
January 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
After much anguish, Congress finally extended this year’s payroll tax cut for two more months. The final bill passed in nearly empty chambers a couple...
December 28, 2011Roberton C. Williams