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Biden’s Pandemic Relief Bill Is One of The Biggest One Year Tax Cuts in Modern US History
Talk about playing against type: The tax cuts in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) are among the biggest one-year tax reductions in modern US...
March 16, 2021
Increasing the Childless EITC Is A Good Start; It Should Include Students Too
President Biden and House Way & Means Committee Democrats have proposed increasing the earned income tax credit (EITC) for workers without children at home –...
February 15, 2021
A Tax Credit to Fix Capitalism
Capitalism produces a dizzying array of products and, in the process, generates an enormous amount of wealth. But capitalism creates a problem in that the...
January 21, 2021
Leonard E. Burman
Biden's Huge Pandemic Relief Plan Would Cut Taxes for Low- and Moderate-Income Households
President-elect Joe Biden proposed a new $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan last night that would substantially cut taxes for low- and moderate-income households, especially those...
January 15, 2021
COVID-19 Is Changing The Labor Market. Tax Policy Must Change Along With It.
The coronavirus recession has dealt a devastating blow to millions of US workers with consequences that could persist for years.
October 13, 2020
Recraft The EITC To Help Parents Caring For Children Who Can’t Return To School Full-Time
As parents learn how many days (if any) their children will be in a physical school this fall, many are preparing to provide care for...
July 28, 2020
TPC Estimates The HEROES Act Would Substantially Cut Individual Income Taxes
The major individual income tax provisions in the House-passed Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act would cut taxes by an average of...
May 22, 2020
Using The EITC To Help Fight An Economic Slowdown
President Trump and some members of Congress are promoting a payroll tax cut to respond to the growing coronavirus outbreak. But if they are looking...
March 13, 2020
Expanding The EITC To Include Family Caregivers
A handful of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates remain committed to increasing the earned income tax credit (EITC), particularly for workers without children at home...
February 21, 2020
How Can We Increase EITC Participation?
The IRS and Census Bureau estimate that only about 78 percent of people who are eligible for the earned income tax credit (EITC) get it...
February 18, 2020
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