Tax Policy Center

tax filing season

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
One day soon, the IRS will release its near-final version of the 2020 Form W-4 that workers are supposed to use to calculate their federal...
July 11, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
I believe that every person in the tax policy game—from members of the tax-writing committees to research assistants at the Tax Policy Center—should compute their...
May 2, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
You’ve printed out your returns. You are awaiting your refund…or the IRS cashed your balance due check. Now you finally can put that shoebox full...
April 25, 2019Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
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
: TaxVox
Tax filing season is due to begin in 10 days. Will the IRS will be able to process returns as usual?
January 18, 2019Howard GleckmanRobert A Weinberger
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When tax filing season begins in a few weeks, you’ll likely hear senior Trump Administration officials and some congressional Republicans boasting yet again about how...
January 15, 2019Howard Gleckman
: Daily Deduction
Hillary Clinton’s tax proposals would raise $1.1 trillion, mostly from the wealthy. TPC released its analysis of her tax plan yesterday. She’d raise taxes on businesses and high-income households; modestly reduce the incentives to work, save, and invest; and make the tax code more complex. Her
March 3, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the IRS such a mess that the nation’s system of voluntary tax compliance is at risk? Will frustrated taxpayers rebel because they can’t get help with a revenue code they can’t understand? Will aggressive taxpayers who recognize that audit rates have plummeted to the lowest levels in years
April 9, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
High-income households can worry even less about being audited this year. Last year, the IRS audited just 7.5 percent of households earning more than $1 million in 2013. That’s the lowest share since 2009 . Its overall individual audit rate was 0.86 percent, the lowest since 2004. The IRS budget
February 25, 2015Renu Zaretsky