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Trump Proposal Would Limit Green Cards And Visas For Immigrants With Low Incomes Or Government Assistance
On September 21 st , the Trump Administration proposed a regulation limiting access to legal permanent residency status (green cards) and other visas for immigrants...
September 28, 2018
Kim S. Rueben
Why Tax and Transfer Programs Often Discourage Work and Savings
Economists and many policymakers generally agree that our tax and transfer systems should promote opportunity, work, saving, and education rather than consumption. The problem is...
February 14, 2013
C. Eugene Steuerle
Earned Income Tax Awareness Day
As tax filing season approaches, the IRS is reminding low-income families about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC provides a wage subsidy for...
January 25, 2013
Protecting the Child Tax Credit at the Fiscal Cliff
The Child Tax Credit (CTC), a key piece of the safety net for low- and moderate-income families, is in jeopardy as the nation hurtles towards...
October 25, 2012
Can Filing Taxes Connect Low-Income Families to Bank Services and Save the Government Money?
Is there a way for low- and moderate-income households who do not have bank accounts to receive tax refunds electronically? A new Urban Institute study...
September 6, 2012
New Plan Expands EITC Benefits for Families with Young Children
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a significant income boost to low-income single-parent families, but can severely penalize those families if the parent marries...
August 6, 2012
Reduce Tax Rates on Low-Income Families by Extending Tax Phase-Outs
An ominous announcement for a House Ways & Means Committee joint hearing on “how welfare and tax benefits can discourage work” seemed a set-up to...
June 29, 2012
A New Urban Institute Calculator Shows What Taxes and Transfers Mean for Low-Income Families
State taxes and transfers can be an important form of assistance for low-income families. But the amount of government help varies widely among the states...
May 25, 2012
State and Local Issues
Tax Policy in the Wrong Direction: Eliminating or Reducing State Income Tax
Oklahoma, Nebraska, and my home state of Kansas are debating proposals to sharply reduce or eliminate their personal income tax. That raises important questions about...
March 27, 2012
Are Advanced Premium Assistance Tax Credits Workable?
In just a few years, the 2010 health reform law will begin providing subsidies to help low- and moderate-income people buy health insurance. And that...
November 28, 2011
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