Tax Policy Center


State and Local Issues: TaxVox
When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December, it forced states to confront major tax policy issues of their own ,...
April 23, 2018Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will cut individual income taxes for about two-thirds of US households in 2018, by an average of about $1,300...
March 28, 2018David Weiner
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Congressional plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have governors worried – and with good reason. Although proposals continue to evolve, states stand...
July 11, 2017Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
In about six weeks, federal money to keep the Highway Trust Fund going will once again dry up and Congress will begin its predictable scramble to keep cash flowing to roads, bridges, and transit projects. The reason for the gridlock: Neither Congress nor President Obama is willing to back a gas tax
June 10, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a proposed rule due out in June that could allow states to use carbon excise taxes or fees to limit the one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that come from power plants. The tax approach, one of several options EPA could offer
April 1, 2014Adele C. Morris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Do state and local workers get paid more or less than their private sector counterparts? That old question has taken on renewed life with the...
March 9, 2011Donald Marron