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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last night, the, the Treasury Department announced it was reversing course and would make direct coronavirus rebate payments to Social Security beneficiaries even if they...
April 2, 2020Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act promises that low-income Social Security beneficiaries will automatically get their $1,200 COVID-19 rebate, but new guidance...
April 1, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The federal government’s new coronavirus payments to adults and children will provide much-needed cash to 90 percent of US households. Unfortunately, tens of millions of...
March 30, 2020Howard GleckmanElaine Maag
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During last month’s Democratic presidential debate, moderator Gayle King asked the candidates what motto guided their lives. If Oprah’s best friend ever asks me, I...
March 25, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump says he wants to allow “certain” people and businesses to delay tax filing in an apparent effort to stabilize the economy in the...
March 12, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On March 3, the Treasury Department put out a press release saying that 2018’s charitable giving “appeared largely unchanged from previous years,” despite a “concern...
March 6, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The special tax treatment Congress has granted to non-profits and tax deduction it gives their donors are broken. So broken, in fact, that it is...
February 20, 2020Howard Gleckman
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The fiscal 2020 budget signed into law December 20 is a big disappointment for tax administration, continuing the over 20 percent inflation-adjusted decline in IRS...
January 13, 2020Robert A. Weinberger
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman of the University of California at Berkeley have a new book that has generated an enormous amount of attention...
October 11, 2019Howard Gleckman
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Is hate speech constitutionally protected? Do groups that express hate in their words and deeds deserve tax-exempt status? Is the IRS equipped to judge what...
September 25, 2019Robert A. Weinberger