Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Cities, counties, and other local governments have traditionally relied on property taxes as a substantial and stable revenue stream. But with remote work taking hold...
May 1, 2024Richard C. AuxierThomas Brosy
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
After dramatically rising during the worst of the pandemic, the number of households who pay no federal income tax has fallen sharply. It will remain...
October 27, 2022Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Why is Congress prepared to spend billions of dollars for new aid to Ukraine without requiring offsetting tax increases or spending cuts at the same...
May 17, 2022Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Tax incentives can encourage action that supports the public good—like lifting children out of poverty, giving to charity, pursuing higher education, or using alternatives to fossil fuels. How about helping end a global pandemic?
May 5, 2021Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center has published a new distributional analysis the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that incorporates several relatively minor tax provisions that were not...
March 11, 2021Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In a new analysis , the Tax Policy Center’s State and Local Finance Initiative compared governors’ fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget proposals with their state’s...
March 8, 2021Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Opponents of additional federal aid to state and local governments have noted that overall state revenue declines have not been as bad as expected during...
February 22, 2021Lucy DadayanKim S. Rueben
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans and some leading economists have raised concerns about the cost, fairness, and stimulative effects of proposed cash payments in the pandemic relief legislation Congress...
February 11, 2021James R. Nunns
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Some Senate Republicans say they want to scale back President Biden’s proposed $1,400 relief payments. Last week, my Tax Policy Center colleague Howard Gleckman proposed...
February 1, 2021James R. Nunns
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Largely as a consequence of the pandemic, trillions of dollars have been flowing out of the Treasury’s coffers. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the...
January 19, 2021C. Eugene SteuerleErald Kolasi