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The TCJA Didn’t Change Child Benefits For Most Families With Children By Very Much
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changed how families with children were treated under the individual income tax, but for many - changed...
October 8, 2019
To Help Close The Tax Gap The IRS Should Focus On Small Business Compliance, Not EITC Claimants
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, 2019
Robert A. Weinberger
District of Columbia Shows How to Expand the EITC For Childless Workers
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, 2019
Richard C. Auxier
Tax Reform 2.0 Should Expand Childless EITC To Reduce Poverty
House Ways & Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other top House Republicans are exploring some ideas for a proposed tax reform 2.0 ,...
August 6, 2018
Delaying Tax Refunds Constrains Spending On Daily Living Expenses
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 required the IRS to delay tax refunds until at least February 15 for taxpayers who...
July 5, 2018
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