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The House GOP’s Higher Standard Deduction Means Even Fewer Households Should Care About The SALT Fight
As House Republicans engage in a nasty internal battle over whether to raise the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, a...
September 7, 2023
House GOP Tax Plan Would Temporarily Cut Taxes For All Income Groups
House Republican plans to temporarily raise the standard deduction and restore more generous business tax deductions would result in modest tax cuts for most households...
June 20, 2023
Could A Boost In The Standard Deduction Kill The Mortgage And Charitable Deductions?
Could A Boost In The Standard Deduction Kill The Mortgage And Charitable Deductions? The House Ways & Means Committee may be about to approve a...
June 12, 2023
Expanding Child Tax Credits Provides More Effective Inflation Relief Than A Higher Standard Deduction
Representatives Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Michelle Steel (R-CA) have introduced the Working Families Tax Cut Act to increase the standard deduction – which would increase...
June 8, 2023
Federal Budget and Economy
How the TCJA Affected the Housing Market
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted, critics claimed that reducing the tax subsidy for mortgage interest would hurt home values ...
March 30, 2022
Are We Headed For A New Era of Income Tax Deduction Creep?
Congress can’t seem to end its love affair with tax deductions. For a brief period starting with then-House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp’s...
May 28, 2020
Charitable Giving Appears To Have Fallen In 2018, Despite Treasury Claims
On March 3, the Treasury Department put out a press release saying that 2018’s charitable giving “appeared largely unchanged from previous years,” despite a “concern...
March 6, 2020
C. Eugene Steuerle
Are Tax Breaks For Non-Profits And Their Donors Worth Saving?
The special tax treatment Congress has granted to non-profits and tax deduction it gives their donors are broken. So broken, in fact, that it is...
February 20, 2020
Anybody Can Itemize Their Deductions. But Most Don’t Want To
It is sometimes said that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) ended the ability of millions of taxpayers to claim itemized deductions, and...
September 5, 2019
Fixing The TCJA: Restore The Personal Exemption
Now that Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives, some lawmakers are looking for ways to rewrite the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs...
March 21, 2019
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