Tax Policy Center

Social Security

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Suddenly, Social Security reform is back in the news. For all the wrong reasons, perhaps. But at least politicians are talking about it. And that’s...
October 26, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump was afraid to tackle the dominant set of spending and tax issues facing the federal government. Ditto, so far, for President Biden. Under...
May 5, 2022C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As my colleague Elaine Maag noted the other day , Democrats are squabbling again (or is it still) over how to structure the Child Tax...
January 12, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Most Social Security reform proposals have focused on one goal: restoring the program’s long-run fiscal balance. Yet under all recent proposed restructurings we have examined—whether...
June 8, 2021C. Eugene SteuerleKaren E. Smith
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The plan to expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) proposed yesterday by House Ways & Means Committee Democrats included an important new feature—the IRS would...
February 9, 2021Elaine MaagHoward Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Typical millennial couples born in 1995 who retire in 2060 are scheduled to receive about $2.2 million in lifetime Social Security and Medicare benefits.
November 24, 2020C. Eugene SteuerleErald Kolasi
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Janet Yellen, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary, would come to the job with largely predictable views on tax policy for a mainstream, center-left economist.
November 24, 2020Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
An amazing thing happened in this year’s presidential election. A major party candidate proposed raising Social Security payroll taxes. And won.
November 17, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
We recently compared Social Security proposals advanced by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and four of his primary rivals.
October 12, 2020Melissa M. Favreault
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Throughout the 3 ½ years of his presidency, Donald Trump has disrupted nearly every major institution of government, save one.
August 10, 2020Howard Gleckman