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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
Are US Billionaires Really Paying A Lower Tax Rate Than Working People? Probably Not.
Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley have a new book that has generated an enormous amount of attention...
October 11, 2019
The TCJA Didn’t Change Child Benefits For Most Families With Children By Very Much
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changed how families with children were treated under the individual income tax, but for many - changed...
October 8, 2019
Remember The 47 Percent Who Pay No Income Taxes? They Are Not Who You Think.
Few of the 47 percent of who pay no federal income tax are off the rolls for very long.
August 6, 2019
TPC’s New Interactive Data Tool Shows EITC Benefits in Communities Throughout the U.S.
The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a highly effective policy for fighting poverty that has garnered widespread praise from both Democrats and Republicans. In...
December 3, 2018
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