Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Based on recommendations by the nation’s governors, the Treasury Department and IRS have designated Opportunity Zones where corporations and individuals with capital gains will receive...
May 22, 2018Brett TheodosBraydon Meixell
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Tax expenditures for homeownership, such as deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes and the partial exclusion for capital gains on the sale of a...
January 6, 2014Benjamin H. Harris
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Tax preferences for housing are under fire, with mounting evidence that these preferences are inefficient , unequal , and too expensive to warrant a place...
June 5, 2013Benjamin H. Harris
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Housing industry lobbyists often make the case that, whatever you think of the mortgage interest deduction, now would be a terrible time to eliminate or...
March 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Taxpayers who took the 2008 tax credit for new homebuyers were unhappy when Congress made the credit much more generous in 2009 . People who...
July 29, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The deduction for interest on home mortgages may be the most beloved of all tax subsidies. A politician needs only to muse about repealing or...
March 1, 2011Howard Gleckman