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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Following The New York Times blockbuster series on President Trump’s personal finances—especially the revelation that he paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016...
October 2, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Many low- and moderate-income households no doubt were assisted greatly by enhanced federal unemployment insurance benefits that they received earlier this year and would be...
September 15, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has rolled up many different committee bills into a single, massive 2,300-page, $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that the Democratic-controlled House likely...
June 26, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The federal government’s new coronavirus payments to adults and children will provide much-needed cash to 90 percent of US households. Unfortunately, tens of millions of...
March 30, 2020Howard GleckmanElaine Maag
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
For many households, the most important provision of the massive $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the Senate last night will be the individual cash...
March 26, 2020Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Giving people cash is a great way to soften COVID-19’s economic blow. But it’s sparked a classic debate. Should the federal government give money to...
March 18, 2020Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Most major Democratic presidential hopefuls have proposed new government assistance for those receiving long-term supports and services and their families. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has proposed...
February 3, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Remember Evicted , Matthew Desmond’s harrowing account of the housing travails of low-income families in Milwaukee? Undoubtedly senators (and presidential hopefuls) Cory Booker and Kamala...
February 7, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Despite all their rhetoric about closing special interest loopholes, politicians love nothing more than delivering federal largesse to favored constituents. But with new spending programs...
November 28, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Senate Republican leadership’s health plan loses about $300 billion less revenue than the House-passed health bill. Yet, most of the tax cuts in the...
June 27, 2017Howard Gleckman