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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In 2017 and again in 2020, Congress made deficient—but temporary—changes to the federal income tax deduction for charitable giving. By significantly increasing the standard deduction,...
March 23, 2021C. Eugene SteuerleRobert McClellandNikhita Airi
: TaxVox
It never is easy for government to respond to crises, especially one as big and far-reaching as the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, a better policymaking process...
March 1, 2021C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The major tax provisions of the pandemic relief bill proposed by House Ways & Means Committee Democrats on January 8 would reduce 2021 federal taxes...
February 10, 2021Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The tax community this week is mourning the loss of University of Southern California law professor Edward D. Kleinbard. Ed previously served as Chief of...
July 2, 2020Thornton Matheson
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In the face of a looming shutdown of the federal government last week, Congress passed, and the president signed, legislation providing funding through September 30,...
December 23, 2019Safia SayedSteven M. Rosenthal
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a letter that reviewed how its revenue forecasts have declined over the past two years. While we...
November 5, 2019Benjamin R. Page
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In its April fiscal update , the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would increase the federal debt by...
April 30, 2018Benjamin R. Page
: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affects the after-tax income of households in two ways: directly through the individual income tax and indirectly through...
February 19, 2018Benjamin R. Page
: TaxVox
Among the most complex provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is its special tax deduction for income earned by pass-through businesses. In...
January 5, 2018C. Eugene Steuerle
: TaxVox
The Senate’s last-minute decision to preserve the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT) has drawn strong opposition from business and its advocates. Its fate now lies...
December 14, 2017Chenxi LuJoseph Rosenberg