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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Understanding how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will affect the Internal Revenue Service’s operations requires wading through a swamp of misinformation, disinformation, and no information...
September 1, 2022Howard GleckmanJanet Holtzblatt
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Biden and congressional Democrats won a big policy battle when Congress enacted the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), despite unanimous Republican opposition. But who will...
August 23, 2022Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
With the near-certain enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Internal Revenue Service is on track for an $80 billion boost to its ten-year budget...
August 11, 2022Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Alas, it takes a potential scandal to bring attention to a government program in need of reform. In this case, it’s the intense individual income...
August 8, 2022C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
What You Need To Know About The Manchin-Schumer Compromise After more than a year of often-fraught negotiations, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) says he has agreed...
July 28, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When it comes to tax enforcement, I used to believe the Internal Revenue Service could never have too much information. But the agency already collects...
July 14, 2022Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While the federal income tax system may appear “colorblind” or race-neutral to some, it can mitigate or exacerbate racial inequities . Unfortunately, the IRS does...
June 2, 2022Aravind Boddupalli
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Internal Revenue Service has limped through yet another tax filing season, reduced to plugging staffing holes in customer service and returns processing by shifting...
April 18, 2022Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
In a 50-50 Senate where every vote counts, President Biden’s “Build Back Better” (BBB) fiscal agenda has a new name and—if it wants the vote...
March 10, 2022John Buhl
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Most of us dread filing tax returns—it’s too complicated, too confusing, and often too expensive. The Free File Program eased some of those burdens for...
March 9, 2022Aravind Boddupalli