Tax Policy Center

Making Work Pay Tax Credit

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If a tax cut is scheduled to expire, but the focus of the debate is elsewhere, will people notice? Will the average family be surprised...
November 30, 2012Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last December, Congress replaced the two-year-old Making Work Pay tax credit (MWP) with this year’s payroll tax cut. That change cut taxes for higher-income workers,...
December 5, 2011Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Should Congress extend and expand the payroll tax cut it first passed a year ago? In a bizarre but not unexpected role reversal, Democrats insist...
November 29, 2011Howard Gleckman