Tax Policy Center

EITC

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Expanding the earned income tax credit (EITC) has support from a wide range of policy experts. Yet the expansion ideas come in many different forms...
July 2, 2019Elaine Maag
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In a new paper , I propose a universal earned income tax credit (UEITC)—a one-for-one match on the first $10,000 of earnings delivered through a...
May 21, 2019Leonard E. Burman
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Senate Democrats have rallied around the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA) that would significantly expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and more modestly...
April 22, 2019Elaine Maag
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With the new Congress well into its legislative season and many Democratic presidential hopefuls in full campaign mode, policy ideas are flying fast and furious...
April 11, 2019Howard Gleckman
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Although overall IRS audit rates are remarkably low (less than one percent), returns claiming an EITC are twice as likely to be audited as those...
March 14, 2019Elaine MaagRobert A Weinberger
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
I asked some parents to make a choice. Their response was perhaps not what Warren hoped for, given her proposed Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act.
March 6, 2019Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Federal lawmakers ranging from Sherrod Brown to Paul Ryan have proposed expanding the earned income tax credit (EITC) for childless workers for years without enacting...
February 26, 2019Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Remember Evicted , Matthew Desmond’s harrowing account of the housing travails of low-income families in Milwaukee? Undoubtedly senators (and presidential hopefuls) Cory Booker and Kamala...
February 7, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) both want to be elected President of the United States in 2020. Both believe that the federal...
January 28, 2019Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The debate over a carbon tax is about two big things: The most obvious is whether a tax at politically acceptable levels could significantly slow...
January 24, 2019Howard Gleckman