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refundable tax credits

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Remember Evicted , Matthew Desmond’s harrowing account of the housing travails of low-income families in Milwaukee? Undoubtedly senators (and presidential hopefuls) Cory Booker and Kamala...
February 7, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In its analysis of the tax reform plan proposed recently by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the Tax Foundation assumed the proposal would make the new personal credit ($2,000 for singles and $4,000 for married couples) fully refundable. This assumption helps explain why the group
March 27, 2015Leonard E. Burman
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
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
As the idea of expanding the “childless EITC” gathers steam, it’s time to start thinking about what the next generation of worker credits should look...
February 5, 2014Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It has become conventional wisdom in Washington that the just-announced retirement of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) boosts chances for tax reform in...
April 25, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the end, it looks like Congress isn’t even going to kick the fiscal can down the road. Assuming the House passes the deal agreed...
January 1, 2013Howard Gleckman