Tax Policy Center

tax progressivity

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Professor James Mirrlees passed away last month at age 82. The Nobel prize-winning economist was a leading public finance theorist who emphasized the optimal design...
September 20, 2018Mark J. Mazur
: TaxVox
The Tax Policy Center’s newly released baseline tables tell a nuanced and somewhat paradoxical story. For over a decade, legislative changes and real income growth...
September 18, 2018Eric Toder
: TaxVox
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limited the ability of taxpayers to deduct state and local taxes (SALT) from their federal taxable income. New...
February 15, 2018Tracy Gordon
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the US tax code both too small and too progressive? That’s the argument of Alan Viard and Sita Nataraj Slavov of the American Enterprise...
October 25, 2016Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The US federal tax system is highly progressive, primarily because individual income tax rates rise sharply with income and refundable tax credits lead to negative...
August 11, 2016Roberton C. Williams
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Newly declared GOP presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio is trying something truly (Bill) Clintonesque—navigating between the demands of his party’s base and a more centrist, forward-looking political agenda. Nowhere is it more obvious than in tax policy. And nowhere is the road ahead more risky
April 16, 2015Howard Gleckman