Tax Policy Center

Government shutdown

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission is a metaphor for a problem facing the country today: The IRS staffing crisis. But there are a couple of key differences, and they have nothing to do with the absence of Tom Hanks.
February 6, 2019Renu Zaretsky
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Tax filing season is due to begin in 10 days. Will the IRS will be able to process returns as usual?
January 18, 2019Howard GleckmanRobert A Weinberger
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
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, my Tax Policy Center colleague Bill Gale proposed a way to avoid the kind of government shutdown the nation has confronted for...
January 11, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its 17th day, the stakes are rising. Shutdowns have numerous negative economic and political effects, but...
January 7, 2019William G. Gale
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The return of divided government and the early stages of the next presidential election create enormous uncertainty about how 2019 will go. As Yogi Berra...
January 4, 2019William G. GaleMark J. Mazur
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Inversion is the gift that keeps on giving for Actavis. Last year the pharmaceutical company reincorporated from its Parsipanny, New Jersey, home to Ireland, after a $5 billion deal with Warner Chilcotte. This year, before Treasury’s inversion curbs took effect, it purchased New York-based Forest
November 18, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House and Senate budget negotiators have reached what can only be called a temporary fiscal truce—if they can convince their congressional colleagues to accept it...
December 11, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
For those of you keeping score, the Congressional Budget Office now figures the next showdown over the nation’s debt limit will occur in March, or...
November 21, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congressional negotiators are trying to craft a budget deal by mid-December. Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square asked twelve experts what they hoped that deal would...
November 4, 2013Donald Marron