Tax Policy Center

Vanessa Williamson

Business Taxes: TaxVox
Do you consider not paying taxes “sport?” The President of the United States says he does. And that raises serious concerns about the stability of our volumtary tax system.
May 8, 2019Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) both want to be elected President of the United States in 2020. Both believe that the federal...
January 28, 2019Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Did Republicans make a political mistake rushing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) through Congress in less than two months in late 2017? In...
August 29, 2018Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Just as politicians and pundits are talking more about a tax cut and less about tax reform, the public seems happier with...
April 18, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
So far, the early debate over a 2017 tax bill has been an inside-the-Beltway game. Just consider the flap over the Border Adjustable Tax (BAT),...
April 10, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
What makes people think the tax system is fair? In a fascinating new study , my Tax Policy Center colleague Vanessa Williamson found that people’s...
March 29, 2017Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The other day, a Daily Deduction reader asked why I used the phrase “tax relief” as a synonym for “tax cuts.” He suggested that “relief” is a loaded term that implies taxes are too high and therefore bad, and that tax cuts, in turn, are good. That hadn’t occurred to me.
August 3, 2016Renu Zaretsky