Tax Policy Center

indexing the tax code

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Inflation last year reached its highest level in the United States since 1981. As a result, the IRS announced the largest inflation adjustment for individual...
February 17, 2023Robert McClelland
Business Taxes: TaxVox
National Economic Council chair Larry Kudlow reportedly wants the IRS to redefine capital gains to include only returns from the sale of assets in excess of inflation. Were it feasible, it would make sense to measure all income and expense in real terms. But indexing capital gains alone by executive fiat would make no sense. It would cut capital gains taxes by up to $20 billion a year for the richest Americans and open the door to a raft of new, inefficient tax shelters. And it would do all this without the approval of Congress.
May 10, 2018Leonard E. Burman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The sketch of a tax plan released last week by President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership quietly includes one provision that could raise taxes...
October 3, 2017Howard Gleckman