Tax Policy Center

income inequality

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Janet Yellen, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary, would come to the job with largely predictable views on tax policy for a mainstream, center-left economist.
November 24, 2020Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Every Democratic candidate for president has a plan to address growing inequality in America (on January 16, the Tax Policy Center sponsored a program on...
January 17, 2020Donnie Charleston
: TaxVox
Democracies become oligarchies when wealth is too concentrated. So begins a letter by Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman about presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’...
January 15, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
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
: 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