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Congress

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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The fate of The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 remains uncertain. But thanks to a carefully crafted technical change to the current...
December 19, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last December, Congress replaced the two-year-old Making Work Pay tax credit (MWP) with this year’s payroll tax cut. That change cut taxes for higher-income workers,...
December 5, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As long as politicians keep squabbling about what to do about the Bush era tax cuts, we are doomed. There will be no serious deficit...
November 22, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Is the Congress’ deficit super committee making progress? That depends on your definition of progress, I suppose. The good news is that Republicans are increasingly...
November 10, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know what the Great Budget Debate of 2011 is really about? Ask Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf (who was a Tax Policy...
September 15, 2011Howard Gleckman