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State and Local Issues: TaxVox
It’s been two years since the expiration of the expanded child tax credit (CTC), a temporary provision of the American Rescue Plan that effectively provided...
September 12, 2023Joseph BroadusNikhita Airi
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
As states navigate an uncertain fiscal future , a lot of budget commentators will justifiably note that nearly every state cut taxes during the last few revenue boom years. But most states also stocked a lot of money into their savings accounts over the past three years – and this may help them weather forthcoming budget storms.
September 6, 2023Aravind Boddupalli
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
A few weeks into their 2022 legislative sessions, the question in most state capitols across the country—from Connecticut to Utah —is not whether to cut...
February 9, 2022Richard C. Auxier
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Policymakers and even policy analysts often consider the progressivity of specific proposals independently from the broader systems in which they operate. Consequently, they often leave...
October 20, 2021C. Eugene Steuerle
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Say you came into possession of some illegal drugs. What’s your next move? According to some states, you should immediately pay the state’s tax on...
November 18, 2020Nikhita AiriAravind Boddupalli
: TaxVox
Three Tax Lessons from the First Year of Widespread Legal Sports Betting A year ago, the Supreme Court legalized one of America’s favorite illegal pastimes:...
May 22, 2019Richard C. Auxier
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Liberals and conservatives have been arguing for years over whether high taxes drive away those with high-incomes. Do millionaires flee from high-tax states to low-tax jurisdictions, as tax-cutting lawmakers claim? Now, in the most extensive look at the question to date, a group of researchers from
May 26, 2016Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The siren song of retirement income free of state taxes continues to seduce politicians. No matter that there is little evidence that high taxes on pension income drive away seniors, or that few older people move from one state to another for any reason at all. No matter that tax-free retirement
March 4, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
So much has changed. Yet, when it comes to taxes, so much has not. Republicans have taken control of Congress and now hold governorships in 31 states. The U.S. economy is finally on solid ground. And presidential hopefuls are gearing up for the 2016 election. But for all that, the top tax stories
January 6, 2015Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
At first glance, the message was pretty clear: If you were a governor who cut taxes, you probably got reelected on Tuesday. If you were a governor who raised taxes (or even a candidate who worked for one) you probably lost. It was true in deep red states like Kansas where, against all odds, Sam
November 6, 2014Howard Gleckman