Tax Policy Center

economic stimulus

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
My Tax Policy Center colleague Eric Toder and I are mystified by how unRepublican the House GOP’s Small Business Tax Cut Act really is. Sure,...
April 24, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The 2-percentage-point payroll tax cut extended by Congress in December and again last week will save workers a total of $114 billion this year, according...
February 20, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As state legislatures return for what promises to be yet another difficult budget year , they ought to be starting to refill their rainy day...
January 17, 2012Brian Galle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans are right about one thing at least: Extending this year’s payroll tax cut for two months is ridiculous. The trouble is they are...
December 20, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The fate of The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 remains uncertain. But thanks to a carefully crafted technical change to the current...
December 19, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last December, Congress replaced the two-year-old Making Work Pay tax credit (MWP) with this year’s payroll tax cut. That change cut taxes for higher-income workers,...
December 5, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s plan to fund a $445 billion stimulus, err, jobs bill with a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires is not all...
October 6, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It turns out that President Obama’s plan to limit the benefit of itemized deductions is much more than that. Not only would it reduce tax...
September 13, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Taxpayers who took the 2008 tax credit for new homebuyers were unhappy when Congress made the credit much more generous in 2009 . People who...
July 29, 2011Roberton C. Williams