Tax Policy Center

income tax

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Differences in income and other characteristics mean that federal income tax burdens vary substantially across counties. While the median federal income tax burden across counties...
December 16, 2013Benjamin H. Harris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While relatively few low-income people pay federal income tax, a large and growing share owe Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes, according to new estimates...
September 12, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
From the start of his 2008 campaign, President Obama has called for raising taxes on the rich. He got much but not all that he...
April 11, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If you’re discussing tax policy with someone who asserts that his or her point is “just common sense,” this could indicate one of two things:...
March 15, 2013Chris Sanchirico
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Can the income tax fund the government we seem to want? Probably not. Will lawmakers create a revenue system that will? Not anytime soon. That...
February 5, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard...
February 5, 2013Leonard E. Burman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the alphabet soup of Washington, ATRA fixed the AMT , sort of. In English, the newly enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 will...
January 18, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Suppose someone proposed a special tax on businesses that make their ownership shares publicly available in affordable, easy-to-sell units. Such an idea would probably generate...
December 29, 2012Chris Sanchirico
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Regardless of the outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations, taxes on dividends will be higher in 2013 than in 2012. As a result, companies can...
December 12, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center’s new tables showing the revenue and distributional effects of capping itemized deductions have received a great deal of attention since we...
October 19, 2012Roberton C. Williams