Tax Policy Center

income inequality

Business Taxes: TaxVox
This week, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders proposed raising the tax rates for large corporations where there are “exorbitant” pay gaps between top executives and...
October 3, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The wealth tax is having a moment. At least two current Democratic presidential hopefuls have proposed some form of the tax.
September 24, 2019Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limited the ability of taxpayers to deduct state and local taxes (SALT) from their federal taxable income. New...
February 15, 2018Tracy Gordon
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the US tax code both too small and too progressive? That’s the argument of Alan Viard and Sita Nataraj Slavov of the American Enterprise...
October 25, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I was 12 when I first heard “Little Red Corvette,” a profoundly racy song by the late musician Prince. I didn’t really understand the lyrics but remember shouting, “I love this song!” Even though English was their second language, my parents caught its meaning and were not fans. I just rolled my eyes, thinking “What’s wrong with a car?”
May 4, 2016Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Donald Trump unveiled his tax plan—is it going to “cost him a fortune?” He has a tax cut for nearly everybody , but the highest income households would likely be the biggest beneficiaries. And his plan would likely add trillions to the national debt over the next decade, concludes TPC’s Howard
September 29, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Ever since the 1970s, when Jude Wanniski and Arthur Laffer came up with the ideas that are now referred to as supply-side economics, conservative politicians have been unable to resist the siren song of tax cuts for big earners. In recent years, this enthusiasm has spread to state governments led
July 29, 2015William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This post originally appeared on Up Front , the Brookings Institution's blog. There is, for good reason, a lot of focus these days on the widening gap between the top and the bottom in the U.S. economy. Since it’s (almost) Tax Day, that April 15 deadline for filing tax returns, it’s a good time to
April 10, 2015David Wessel
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. Read the Daily Deduction each Monday until then. “ California, here I come !” It’s official: Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a $330 million annual incentive program for film and television production. Feature films with budgets
September 22, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Income inequality may shrink state tax revenues. A new report from Standard & Poor’s tells the tale. Incomes have grown rapidly among the wealthy, but have barely kept pace with inflation for many others. But high income earners both shelter their income from taxes and save more, reducing state
September 16, 2014Renu Zaretsky