Tax Policy Center


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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Are We Beginning An Historic Debate Over Work In The US? What should the federal government do to encourage people to work? Should it try...
April 27, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Want to know why the individual tax rate cuts in the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are so small. Or conversely,...
November 27, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Why do we make it so hard for immigrants to pay their federal income taxes? Why do we throw so many roadblocks between them and...
October 12, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today could be a big day for many low- and moderate-income families. February 15 is the first day those who claim either an earned income...
February 15, 2017Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Americans have grown accustomed to getting substantial tax refunds soon after they file their returns, especially if they turn in their paperwork early. But starting...
December 21, 2016Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The federal income tax is packed with provisions aimed at subsidizing and encouraging work and helping families with children. While well intentioned, they complicate the...
December 6, 2016Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This post is part of the Tax Policy Center’s new series, Tax Line , which digs into the data behind the day’s most pressing tax...
October 21, 2016John IselinPhilip Stallworth
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Elected officials love to talk about expanding opportunity in America, but few do anything about it. And in a recent report I found that spending for those federal programs that do aim to promote opportunity for all, such as work incentives and support for education, are on a path to shrink as a share of government resources.
April 28, 2016C. Eugene Steuerle