Tax Policy Center

Elaine Maag

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When Lyndon Johnson declared his War on Poverty 50 years ago this month, he could not have imagined how many battles would be fought through...
January 16, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Government redistributes income through tax and spending programs. Nearly everyone pays some tax – be it federal or state income taxes, payroll taxes, or sales...
December 5, 2013Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
At an AEI panel discussion earlier this week, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) unveiled the Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act . The centerpiece is...
September 19, 2013Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Every year at tax time I am reminded of two tax benefits that subsidize my children’s child care – the employer-provided child care exclusion and...
April 15, 2013Elaine Maag
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Tax-based aid for higher education quadrupled between 2000 and 2010 and will continue to be a large part of the financial aid story – at...
February 25, 2013Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As regular readers of Tax Vox know, I don’t believe there is much chance President Obama and Congress will agree on individual broad-based tax reform...
February 21, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the realm of needless complexity, the work and family tax credits for low-income households rank near the top. The problem is especially challenging for...
February 6, 2013Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As tax filing season approaches, the IRS is reminding low-income families about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC provides a wage subsidy for...
January 25, 2013Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The 2001-10 tax cuts placed substantial emphasis on “pro-family” tax reform. The more prominent features favoring families with children included a doubling of the Child...
December 19, 2012Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If a tax cut is scheduled to expire, but the focus of the debate is elsewhere, will people notice? Will the average family be surprised...
November 30, 2012Elaine Maag