Tax Policy Center

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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS struggles mightily to balance two goals: It desperately wants to encourage taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically rather than on paper. And...
April 26, 2021Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
By including in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) a provision to exempt up to $10,200 of last year’s unemployment benefits from federal income tax, Congress...
March 30, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
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
Hope you had a Happy Tax Day. I’m still waiting for my refund. I filed my 2019 individual income tax return electronically on May 1...
July 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Congress has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic-induced economic slowdown by putting hundreds of billions of dollars directly into people’s pockets. Much of this came from...
June 8, 2020C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today’s advice: If you have not yet filed your federal income tax return, do not—repeat, do not—send the Internal Revenue Service a paper return—especially if...
April 14, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
One big unanswered question about the COVID-19 recovery rebates included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act: What year’s income will the...
April 10, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump says he wants to allow “certain” people and businesses to delay tax filing in an apparent effort to stabilize the economy in the...
March 12, 2020Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The IRS and Census Bureau estimate that only about 78 percent of people who are eligible for the earned income tax credit (EITC) get it...
February 18, 2020Elaine Maag
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Does Valentine’s Day make you think about marriage? If you need one more reason to take that step, consider that Uncle Sam may already have...
February 14, 2020Frank Sammartino