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Reviewing Three Years of State Tax Cuts
From the start of calendar year 2021 to today, 48 states and the District of Columbia have cut taxes. The only holdouts are Alaska and...
July 20, 2023
Richard C. Auxier
Family Security Act 2.0 Child Allowance Would Help Families with Kids, with Drawbacks for Single Parents
The Family Security Act 2.0 (FSA 2.0) framework introduced this past June by Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Richard Burr (R-NC) emerged...
December 8, 2022
Who Would Benefit From Restoring The Full CTC, EITC, and The TCJA’s Business Tax Breaks?
This blog has been revised, reflecting TPC’s recalculated analysis of proposals to reduce business taxes that are under discussion in Congress. TPC’s initial analysis over-estimated...
December 7, 2022
An Expanded Child Tax Credit Would Reduce Child Poverty to Below 10 Percent in Nearly All States
The American Rescue Plan’s (ARP) expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) would reduce child poverty in a typical year below 10 percent in 47 states –...
September 8, 2021
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
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