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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A final thought, I hope, on the IRS/tea party scandal: Why do we want the IRS regulating political speech? It seems crazy on its face,...
May 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS’s botched processing of requests for tax-exempt status by political groups isn’t the new Watergate. In fact, as scandals go, it is barely the...
May 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
To help clarify whether IRS incorrectly, unfairly, or illegally targeted the Tea Party and other conservative groups, here are the answers to a few basic...
May 14, 2013C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Let’s start with the obvious. Those IRS employees who singled out conservative groups for scrutiny over their tax-exempt status were wrong, wrong, wrong. Any whiff...
May 13, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Affordable Care Act’s tax on those who choose not to buy health insurance was the linchpin of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the...
July 3, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Treasury may be losing as much as $5 billion a year from fraudulent tax refund claims—and most of that fraud is entirely preventable. The...
May 29, 2012Leonard E. Burman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Like many of you, I just finished my 2011 tax return. Counting worksheets, it was 59 pages long. It occurs to me that our current...
April 17, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Fewer than 3,300 estates will owe federal estate tax this year, the smallest number in more than 75 years (other than 2010 when the tax...
November 30, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Taxpayers who took the 2008 tax credit for new homebuyers were unhappy when Congress made the credit much more generous in 2009 . People who...
July 29, 2011Roberton C. Williams