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Although overall IRS audit rates are remarkably low (less than one percent), returns claiming an EITC are twice as likely to be audited as those...
March 14, 2019Elaine MaagRobert A Weinberger
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A few weeks back, my colleague Renu Zaretsky wrote about the IRS’s brain drain. As many experienced employees retire or prepare to do so, the...
March 8, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The ongoing flap over tax refunds has once again highlighted a serious issue: Americans use tax withholding from their paychecks as a major savings tool...
February 22, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
People, if you want to know whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was good for you or not, stop obsessing about the size...
February 12, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission is a metaphor for a problem facing the country today: The IRS staffing crisis. But there are a couple of key differences, and they have nothing to do with the absence of Tom Hanks.
February 6, 2019Renu Zaretsky
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Tax filing season is due to begin in 10 days. Will the IRS will be able to process returns as usual?
January 18, 2019Howard GleckmanRobert A Weinberger
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When tax filing season begins in a few weeks, you’ll likely hear senior Trump Administration officials and some congressional Republicans boasting yet again about how...
January 15, 2019Howard Gleckman
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The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a highly effective policy for fighting poverty that has garnered widespread praise from both Democrats and Republicans. In...
December 3, 2018Richard C. Auxier
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Last Friday, the IRS published its first set of proposed regulations for Opportunity Zones, a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), that...
October 23, 2018Brett TheodosSteven M. RosenthalBrady Meixell
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 required the IRS to delay tax refunds until at least February 15 for taxpayers who...
July 5, 2018Elaine Maag