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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
For many US households, the ongoing partial government shutdown is inconvenient. But for low-income households, it may become a severe hardship. If the shutdown goes...
January 14, 2019Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The earned income tax credit (EITC) lifts millions of workers out of poverty each year. But older workers who do not live with minor children...
January 13, 2019Elaine Maag
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The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a highly effective policy for fighting poverty that has garnered widespread praise from both Democrats and Republicans. In...
December 3, 2018Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is proposing to raise the incomes of working families through a new tax proposal called the “LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families...
October 18, 2018Elaine Maag
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On September 21 st , the Trump Administration proposed a regulation limiting access to legal permanent residency status (green cards) and other visas for immigrants...
September 28, 2018Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Here is the problem: Families with children are not fully benefitting from tax-based government safety net programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)...
August 17, 2018Howard Gleckman
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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, 2018Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The District of Columbia is considering a creative new plan to transform the city’s earned income tax credit (EITC) from a one-time payment received at...
July 16, 2018Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2018Elaine Maag
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
This year residents of the District of Columbia are getting the last tranche of a phased-in tax cut that was enacted in 2014. But because...
June 25, 2018Richard C. Auxier