Tax Policy Center

sin taxes

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Tax policy isn't just for economists, lawyers, or policymakers. It's for you, and me, and everybody in between. The Tax Hound starts conversations about what government taxes, and why.
November 23, 2023Renu Zaretsky
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
At the beginning of “Rounders,” a movie about poker, the lead character describes an important rule of gambling: “If you can’t spot the sucker in...
August 28, 2023Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The COVID-19 pandemic has given me the chance to teach (thanks to the internet) between three and nine students, ranging in ages from 8 to 15, how to think and write about one of my favorite topics: Taxes.
April 1, 2020Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Unlike Santa, governments want at least some residents to be a little “naughty” and continue do things it considers harmful so it can collect “sin taxes” on their behavior.
December 4, 2019Renu Zaretsky