Tax Policy Center

Urban Institute

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
What’s going to happen on October 18 if Congress doesn’t vote to increase the debt limit? Probably nothing. Make no mistake, Washington is still wading...
October 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The latest flap over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act involves the ability of the IRS to verify the income people use to calculate...
July 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Social Security Disability Insurance has often been forgotten in the debate over the broader Social Security program. But Congress is beginning to pay attention, perhaps...
June 21, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Since the George W. Bush Administration, Social Security reform has been atop the federal government’s list of top policy challenges. But when people talk about...
June 18, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Upon these three facts everyone agrees: 1) After a long period of explosive increases, health cost growth has slowed markedly in recent years. 2) A...
May 9, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Housing industry lobbyists often make the case that, whatever you think of the mortgage interest deduction, now would be a terrible time to eliminate or...
March 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Dear readers, we have two big pieces of TPC news today . First, I will be moving upstairs (both figuratively and literally) as the Urban...
March 20, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I spent lunchtime today moderating a thoroughly discouraging Urban Institute panel discussion on the fiscal cliff. The consensus of the speakers—all highly-regarded budget experts—was that...
January 8, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an Urban Institute panel on taxes and the fiscal cliff. The fundamental question on the table: Will Congress have to tumble...
October 2, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If Congressional gridlock sends the U.S. government tumbling over the fiscal cliff later this year, Americans could face an average tax hike of almost $3,500...
October 1, 2012Howard Gleckman