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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
For many US households, the ongoing partial government shutdown is inconvenient. But for low-income households, it may become a severe hardship. If the shutdown goes...
January 14, 2019Elaine Maag
: TaxVox
On September 21 st , the Trump Administration proposed a regulation limiting access to legal permanent residency status (green cards) and other visas for immigrants...
September 28, 2018Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) just introduced the ‘‘ Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act ’’ (or Stop-BEZOS) that would punish...
September 7, 2018Leonard E. Burman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Are We Beginning An Historic Debate Over Work In The US? What should the federal government do to encourage people to work? Should it try...
April 27, 2018Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The Senate’s six-year highway bill inches forward, after dropping a Social Security provision. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won 14 Democrats’ votes for the bill after he agreed to drop a $2.3 billion offset. The money would have come from barring people with felony warrants from getting Social
July 24, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Will some private schools lose their tax-exempt status? If religious schools that ban same-sex relationships want to continue to do so, they might have to start paying taxes . If the US Supreme Court rules this month that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, the IRS could conclude that
June 25, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
The House votes to ban taxes on Internet access. Again. But senators still want to link the prohibition to a separate measure that would clarify the ability of states to require online sellers to collect sales taxes. Like that little icon you get when your computer is stuck: The two issues just
June 10, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The other day, the Census Bureau put out a new report that concluded about one-in-five Americans received government benefits in 2012. But the study, called Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009–2012: Who Gets Assistance, takes a far too narrow view about who
June 4, 2015Howard Gleckman