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As I finished my federal income tax return for 2018, I could not help but think about a return I filed 30 years ago. What...
April 23, 2019Mark J. Mazur
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As April 15 approaches, it is fashionable to complain about how complicated the tax system is. And it is. But it’s time to recognize that,...
April 12, 2019William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
With less than two weeks to go before Americans must file their 2016 federal income tax returns, those who didn’t have required health insurance coverage...
April 5, 2017Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Now that it’s February and you’ve probably received your W-2s and 1099s for 2016, it’s time to start thinking about filing your tax returns. What...
February 6, 2017Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Don't say the nation's capital never does anything for you. Thanks to a District of Columbia (DC) holiday, the IRS moved Tax Day back three days to April 18 this year. Since 1955, April 15 has served as Tax Day in the United States , but the IRS can delay the filing deadline when it coincides with
April 4, 2016Richard C. Auxier
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No Virginia. The One Percent don’t dodge federal taxes . In 2013, they paid 35.7 percent of their income in federal taxes. Low-income households don’t dodge, either. While many paid no income tax, nearly all paid payroll tax. You can start your Tax Day exploring these and other common myths as TPC’
April 15, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Since Tax Day is tomorrow, it seems like a good time to bust a few myths about taxes. Here are five of the biggest misperceptions about the federal revenue code. Most of the info comes from two sources: the Tax Policy Center’s Tax Topics (a trove of great information about who pays what) and the
April 14, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Paul Ryan and Orrin Hatch want businesses to share ideas on tax treatment of “pass-throughs.” As owners of pass-through businesses such as partnerships and sole proprietorships, millions of business owners pay their firms’ income taxes through the individual code. Both the GOP and the White House
April 14, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
This post originally appeared on Up Front , the Brookings Institution's blog. There is, for good reason, a lot of focus these days on the widening gap between the top and the bottom in the U.S. economy. Since it’s (almost) Tax Day, that April 15 deadline for filing tax returns, it’s a good time to
April 10, 2015David Wessel