Tax Policy Center

EITC

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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, 2020Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
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, 2020Aravind BoddupalliFrank SammartinoEric Toder
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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, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
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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, 2019Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Democrats are focused on passing the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA), and for good reason. If passed, the WFTRA would provide about $ 85...
September 26, 2019Elaine Maag
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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Some ideas are more substantive than others.
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