Tax Policy Center

income tax

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
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In last night’s debate, Mitt Romney repeated the idea that he could pay for much or all of the 20 percent rate reduction and other...
October 17, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
By now, many readers of TaxVox know how much Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pay in taxes. But true tax wonks are more interested in...
April 26, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama’s called for a new law that would require high-income people to pay at least 30 percent...
February 9, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
With congressional deficit reduction efforts largely collapsed, the question remains: What are we going to do about the nation’s long-term budget mess? Since any realistic...
December 5, 2011Howard 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