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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
How much money do you make? Many Americans know what their wages and salary are. But they might be surprised to know that, on average,...
August 1, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Because politicians seem unwilling to confront specific individual tax preferences, it is likely that any broad-based tax reform will be based on across-the-board curbs on...
July 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Max Baucus and Dave Camp, leaders of the Senate and House tax-writing committees, are on the road promoting tax simplification. One goal: cleaning out the...
July 8, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chairman and senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, tried to jump-start the drive towards tax...
June 27, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office report on the distribution of tax expenditures is getting lots of buzz, nearly all of it positive. This is a gratifying...
May 30, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Two interesting new papers from the Congressional Research Service highlight a major challenge faced by any tax reform that reduces itemized deductions to help pay...
May 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
From the start of his 2008 campaign, President Obama has called for raising taxes on the rich. He got much but not all that he...
April 11, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It is an article of faith at the White House and among some congressional Republicans that while individual tax reform may be off the table...
April 2, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) fiscal plan promises to balance the federal budget in 10 years, make major cuts in income tax rates...
March 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Think of the federal budget as an expression of government priorities described by numbers and words. This week, we’ve seen two widely divergent views of...
March 14, 2013Howard Gleckman