Tax Policy Center

economic impact payments

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The COVID-19 pandemic and the policy response to it led to an extraordinary increase in the number of American households that owed no federal individual income tax in 2020. The Tax Policy Center estimates that last year more than 107 million households, or nearly 61 percent, owed no income tax or even received tax credits from the government.
August 18, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
By approving a third round of economic impact payments (EIPs) and expanding refundability of the Child Tax Credit, Congress has made refundable tax credits a...
April 15, 2021Elaine MaagPeace GwamSonia Torres Rodríguez
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Are American Rescue Plan’s Tax Cliffs Really Such A Big Deal? Economists hate cliffs. But the tax cliffs in the ARP may not be so bad.
March 23, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In March 2020, Congress started down the rather unusual but not unprecedented path of sending people checks to help them deal with effects of the...
March 12, 2021Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Pandemic bill would Cct taxes by an average of $3,000, with most relief going to low- and middle-income households, according to a new TPC analysis...
March 8, 2021Howard Gleckman
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
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The major tax provisions of the pandemic relief bill proposed by House Ways & Means Committee Democrats on January 8 would reduce 2021 federal taxes...
February 10, 2021Howard Gleckman
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
: TaxVox
Congressional Republicans and some Democrats are urging lawmakers to better target President Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan for new pandemic relief. And they are right: It...
January 26, 2021Howard Gleckman