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Business Taxes: TaxVox
Change can be good, right? Maybe or maybe not. But if you are the Internal Revenue Service, “no change” audits never are good. And, for...
April 19, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Last week, a group of prominent academic and government economists published a study that estimated the top 1 percent of Americans hide more than 20...
April 5, 2021Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
By including in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) a provision to exempt up to $10,200 of last year’s unemployment benefits from federal income tax, Congress...
March 30, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order acknowledging the toll of structural racism in the United States and initiating a...
March 22, 2021Tracy GordonAravind Boddupalli
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