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Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Looking forward to the great partisan battle over the next COVID-19 relief bill? You may be disappointed. Nancy Pelosi already has won.
July 28, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As Congress scrambles to pass another COVID-19 relief bill, it must decide how best to put money into the hands of people who are suffering...
July 24, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With Congress about to debate a second round of stimulus payments for tens of millions of people, it is important to review some lessons about...
July 23, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Hope you had a Happy Tax Day. I’m still waiting for my refund. I filed my 2019 individual income tax return electronically on May 1...
July 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Did the Treasury Department’s decision to put President Trump’s name on the coronavirus stimulus checks slow the mailing of those checks? Of course it did,...
April 30, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Trump continues to promote a payroll tax holiday as a piece of the next coronavirus relief bill. The idea fails as either relief or stimulus...
April 29, 2020Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Defying the skeptics (including me ), the Internal Revenue Service last week began depositing direct payments of $1,200 for adults (plus $500 per child under...
April 22, 2020Janet Holtzblatt