Tax Policy Center

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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Many low- and moderate-income households no doubt were assisted greatly by enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefits that they received earlier this year and would be...
September 15, 2020Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
As a senator, Kamala Harris has proposed broad legislation designed to raise the incomes of low- and middle-income workers via her LIFT the Middle Class Act.
August 13, 2020Elaine Maag
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 parents learn how many days (if any) their children will be in a physical school this fall, many are preparing to provide care for...
July 28, 2020Elaine Maag
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
: TaxVox
Presidential Budgets reveal much about the priorities of an administration. President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget, released in early 2020, proposes almost no additional resources...
June 9, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act , HEROES Act, would substantially increase the earned income tax credit (EITC) for workers without children...
June 3, 2020Elaine Maag
: TaxVox
To get the coronavirus rebates in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act this year, most people will have to file an income...
April 3, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump and some members of Congress are promoting a payroll tax cut to respond to the growing coronavirus outbreak. But if they are looking...
March 13, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A handful of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates remain committed to increasing the earned income tax credit (EITC), particularly for workers without children at home...
February 21, 2020Elaine Maag