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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
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, 2012Elaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Last week I argued that budgeting for Medicare's hospital insurance program is flawed . Today, I offer two ways to fix it (and reject a...
May 18, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The recent double-counting dispute isn’t just about politics; it also reveals a flaw in budgeting for Medicare Part A. Budget experts are waging a spirited...
May 9, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
By now, many readers of TaxVox know how much Barack Obama and Mitt Romney pay in taxes. But true tax wonks are more interested in...
April 26, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama’s called for a new law that would require high-income people to pay at least 30 percent...
February 9, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Investment manager James Ross last week told New York Times columnist James Stewart that his combined federal, state, and local tax rate was 102 percent...
February 8, 2012Roberton 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