Tax Policy Center

Tax Policy Center

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s plan to fund a $445 billion stimulus, err, jobs bill with a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires is not all...
October 6, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Conservatives like to say that President Obama has been responsible for massive tax increases. It is wonderful rhetoric that plays to the big tax image...
October 4, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the politics of taxation, nothing may be more controversial than the hot-button issue of small business. But important new research by career staffers at...
September 27, 2011Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
On September 21, TPC published several tables ( T11-0359 through 0362 ) that examine how effective tax rates vary within income groups. Those tables were...
September 23, 2011Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Obama didn’t quite get around to saying so when he rolled out his latest deficit reduction plan on Monday, but his Buffett Rule —that...
September 22, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Want to know what the Great Budget Debate of 2011 is really about? Ask Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf (who was a Tax Policy...
September 15, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It turns out that President Obama’s plan to limit the benefit of itemized deductions is much more than that. Not only would it reduce tax...
September 13, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Given Washington’s endless partisan nastiness—and thanks to some updated estimates by the Congressional Budget Office--it seems like a good time to revisit an old idea:...
September 1, 2011Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The other day, I spent a few hours with some of Washington’s most experienced budget experts. The session was off-the-record, so I can’t tell you...
August 30, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Of all the curious rhetoric floating around both Washington and the campaign trail, the strangest may be the demand of many Republicans that Congress raise...
August 25, 2011Howard Gleckman