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Congress Has Many Ways To Boost The Economy By Getting Cash Into People’s Pockets. Which One Is Best?
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, 2020
The COVID-19 Crisis Reveals The President’s Misplaced Budget Priorities
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, 2020
C. Eugene Steuerle
HEROES Act Would Expand The EITC For Childless Workers And Help Fight Recession
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, 2020
Low-Income Workers Without Children May Miss Out On The Coronavirus Rebates
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, 2020
Using The EITC To Help Fight An Economic Slowdown
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, 2020
Expanding The EITC To Include Family Caregivers
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, 2020
How Can We Increase EITC Participation?
The IRS and Census Bureau estimate that only about 78 percent of people who are eligible for the earned income tax credit (EITC) get it...
February 18, 2020
How Income Taxes Interact With Racial Disparities
Because the IRS does not ask for a tax filer’s race or ethnicity on tax forms, examining the relationship between race and the tax system...
January 30, 2020
Kim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues
States Adopt Some Federal Tax Expenditures And Add Others
In fiscal year 2020, Georgia will spend nearly $500 million in film and television tax credits in return for the promise of new jobs and...
January 24, 2020
Give Sanders and Warren Credit For Leaning Away From Tax Credits
Take two tax credits, and call me in the morning. For many politicians that is the tried and true prescription for the economic and social...
December 31, 2019
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