Tax Policy Center

low-income taxpayers

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Federal tax and spending policies are worsening the problem of economic inequality. But the tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy are only part of...
February 5, 2019C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
My 11-year-old daughter and I were shopping for sneakers recently, and we wanted to stick to a budget. We found a pair she liked, and we liked the price, too. When I reminded her to add in Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax, she suggested, “They should tell you the sales tax on the price tag. The tax
April 6, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) does not work for low-income families. It fails on three counts – the credit is nonrefundable, covers only a portion of expenses, and comes long after expenses have been incurred. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-
July 28, 2014Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
At an AEI panel discussion earlier this week, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) unveiled the Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act . The centerpiece is...
September 19, 2013Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Headline got your attention? No, it isn’t a come-on for a new tax avoidance scheme. Rather, it reflects an interesting but little known problem with...
September 3, 2013Howard Gleckman