Tax Policy Center


Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office and government actuaries for decades have shown that Social Security and Medicare remain on unsustainable tracks, but it is often hard...
November 13, 2023C. Eugene SteuerleKaren E. Smith
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Biden may propose allocating revenue from the 2010 Affordable Care Act’s Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) to maintain solvency of Medicare’s Part A Hospital...
March 2, 2023Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the national debt will increase by $19 trillion over the next decade under current law, $3 trillion more than it...
February 16, 2023Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
While Congress talks about the federal debt, it’s still hesitating to deal with one major source of rising deficits—Medicare—that it can’t avoid much longer. Medicare’s...
February 6, 2023C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
How could new tax revenues ease Medicare’s substantial financial pressures? And how would those tax hikes affect federal revenues and the distribution of tax burdens...
February 1, 2023Gordon B. MerminBowen Garrett
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump was afraid to tackle the dominant set of spending and tax issues facing the federal government. Ditto, so far, for President Biden. Under...
May 5, 2022C. Eugene Steuerle
: TaxVox
Immigrant parents are less likely to have heard about the expanded child tax credit (CTC) than parents born in the United States, according to a...
October 7, 2021Elaine MaagLaura Brugger
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Typical millennial couples born in 1995 who retire in 2060 are scheduled to receive about $2.2 million in lifetime Social Security and Medicare benefits.
November 24, 2020C. Eugene SteuerleErald Kolasi
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Throughout the 3 ½ years of his presidency, Donald Trump has disrupted nearly every major institution of government, save one.
August 10, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With Congress about to debate a second round of stimulus payments for tens of millions of people, it is important to review some lessons about...
July 23, 2020Janet Holtzblatt