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The Department of Homeland Security didn’t shut down, but… fallout remains over the President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and their effect on low-income tax breaks. Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch wants the Administration to say how many immigrants protected from deportation
March 11, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the end-of-the-year congressional scramble, lawmakers scuttled an effort to permanently extend a number of tax breaks—largely because many feared it would open the door to widespread use of refundable tax credits by undocumented immigrants covered by President Obama’s recent executive order. But
December 12, 2014Elaine Maag
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On the Hill this week: The House may vote to make bonus depreciation permanent . The Senate Finance Committee may present a transportation funding plan reflecting a compromise with the House Ways and Means Committee. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing on
July 7, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
An ambitious tax reform plan proposed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) would provide generous new tax credits for families with children and repeal the Alternative...
March 12, 2014Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of our nation’s most effective anti-poverty policies, bringing 10.1 million families out of poverty in 2012 ...
January 31, 2014Benjamin H. Harris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Lyndon Johnson declared his War on Poverty 50 years ago this month, he could not have imagined how many battles would be fought through...
January 16, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My blog last Tuesday on overblown concerns about people falsely claiming subsides under the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges generated a lot of response. Much...
July 18, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As tax filing season approaches, the IRS is reminding low-income families about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC provides a wage subsidy for...
January 25, 2013Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
About that 47 percent: Let me introduce you to Andrea. When I met her a couple of years ago, she was a home health aide...
September 19, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a significant income boost to low-income single-parent families, but can severely penalize those families if the parent marries...
August 6, 2012Elaine Maag