Tax Policy Center

tax expenditures

: TaxVox
For years, tax reformers have advocated reducing marginal tax rates, broadening the tax base, and eliminating provisions that provide special benefits to select forms of...
December 10, 2019Eric Toder
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Whenever the federal government goes completely nuts , it can be comforting to remember the United States is a highly decentralized country . Fifty states...
January 25, 2019Tracy Gordon
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Until the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), people across the income distribution could say they benefited from the tax code’s many targeted tax benefits...
October 16, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Want to know why the individual tax rate cuts in the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are so small. Or conversely,...
November 27, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
An Experiment: How Low Could Tax Rates Go If Congress Eliminated All Tax Expenditures? How low could Congress cut tax rates without losing revenue? To...
September 13, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is generating some buzz for publishing a 56-page report on what he considers the most egregious preferences in the tax code...
June 13, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Individual tax expenditures reduced federal revenues by $1.168 trillion in 2015, according to new estimates by the Tax Policy Center. And the biggest share of...
September 28, 2016Yifan PowersDaniel Berger
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In 2015 , the federal government spent over $980 billion on health care, of which $260 billion – 27% – was through the tax code...
August 22, 2016John IselinPhilip Stallworth
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Elected officials love to talk about expanding opportunity in America, but few do anything about it. And in a recent report I found that spending for those federal programs that do aim to promote opportunity for all, such as work incentives and support for education, are on a path to shrink as a share of government resources.
April 28, 2016C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the budget he plans to release tomorrow, President Obama will propose some modest changes to the Affordable Care Act’s much-reviled Cadillac Tax on high-cost employer sponsored health plans. In advance of the proposal, Jason Furman, Chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers,
February 7, 2016Leonard E. Burman