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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Biden, the House Ways & Means Committee, and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) agree: They want to increase child benefits to parents who work and...
February 17, 2021Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The plan to expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) proposed yesterday by House Ways & Means Committee Democrats included an important new feature—the IRS would...
February 9, 2021Elaine MaagHoward Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Some Senate Republicans say they want to scale back President Biden’s proposed $1,400 relief payments. Last week, my Tax Policy Center colleague Howard Gleckman proposed...
February 1, 2021James R. Nunns
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Should a new relief bill reprise last March’s $1,200 payments or create a new round of extended unemployment benefits?
December 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Tomorrow, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in CIC Services v. IRS, a case that threatens to damage the integrity of the tax...
November 30, 2020Chye-Ching HuangMark J. Mazur
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Yesterday, I testified before the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on “tax fairness,” and the hearing spotlighted the reporting of new details on President...
October 14, 2020Steven M. Rosenthal
: TaxVox
Would increasing the Internal Revenue Service’s funding for audits increase tax collections by more than the cost? Yes, if the funds are spent wisely.
September 28, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Many low- and moderate-income households no doubt were assisted greatly by enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefits that they received earlier this year and would be...
September 15, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Conserving nature—not paving over it—is "pretty cool," so much so that our tax code has for decades offered an tax incentive to do it through “conservation easements.” But a certain kind of scam has taken that incentive to another level entirely.
September 2, 2020Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Hope you had a Happy Tax Day. I’m still waiting for my refund. I filed my 2019 individual income tax return electronically on May 1...
July 16, 2020Howard Gleckman