Tax Policy Center

individual income taxes

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) both want to be elected President of the United States in 2020. Both believe that the federal...
January 28, 2019Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limits the itemized deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) on federal individual income tax returns to $10,000...
January 30, 2018Leonard E. BurmanFrank Sammartino
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has turned us into a nation of tax shelter hunters.
January 18, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Just as politicians and pundits are talking more about a tax cut and less about tax reform, the public seems happier with...
April 18, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Making tax policy predictions for 2017 is especially perilous, given the uncertainties surrounding the incoming Trump Administration’s fiscal agenda. But since there is a good...
December 28, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week’s Congressional Budget Office fiscal update largely focused on the dangers of rising spending on health care, Social Security, and interest on the debt. But it also projected a significant increase in federal revenues, almost entirely due to a big bump in individual income taxes. CBO
September 3, 2014Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Changing the way government adjusts spending and taxes for inflation is one of those issues that continues to hang around the edges of the budget...
March 5, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Somehow, the fiscal cliff tax debate has taken a truly weird turn. No, not the politics, which long ago became a parody of Washington deal-making...
December 20, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The percentage of Americans who don’t pay income tax is making headlines again. However, the story hasn’t changed since I blogged about it last year...
September 18, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It turns out that President Obama’s plan to limit the benefit of itemized deductions is much more than that. Not only would it reduce tax...
September 13, 2011Howard Gleckman