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payroll tax

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
After all the promises and finger-pointing, the presidential campaign is nearly over. But since the race has shed more heat than light on how each...
October 25, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In a new study , Chuck Blahous, who is a public trustee for Medicare and Social Security, concludes that the 2010 health law will add...
April 10, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I criticized the unwillingness of Congress to finance the latest extension of the payroll tax cut. Since that blog, the Congressional Budget...
February 21, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The 2-percentage-point payroll tax cut extended by Congress in December and again last week will save workers a total of $114 billion this year, according...
February 20, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Welcome to Tax Vox’s fifth annual Lump of Coal Award recognizing 2011’s ten worst moments in fiscal policy. It is hard to imagine so much...
December 22, 2011Howard Gleckman
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
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In a couple of weeks, President Obama will ask Congress to extend this year’s payroll tax cut. It will surely become a classic Washington double-reverse...
August 18, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In Washington, bad ideas never go away. Now two old tax breaks have resurfaced with the ostensible goal of creating jobs, despite plenty of evidence...
June 23, 2011Howard Gleckman