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What Can We Learn from Boston’s Expanded CTC Outreach to Immigrant Communities?
Although last year’s temporary expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) dramatically reduced child poverty across the US, government outreach efforts struggled to connect immigrant families with their tax benefits.
October 7, 2022
Interest Grows in Combining Voter Registration With Tax Filing
What if millions of state or federal income tax filers had the opportunity to register to vote or update their voter registration at the same...
June 3, 2021
The IRS Could Speed Up Coronavirus Rebates By Opening Secure Phone Lines
The IRS has done an impressive job delivering over 80 million rebate payments authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. But...
April 28, 2020
What If We Could Register To Vote When We Filed Our Tax Returns?
This experiment doubled the voter registration rate.
April 3, 2019
To Help Close The Tax Gap The IRS Should Focus On Small Business Compliance, Not EITC Claimants
Although overall IRS audit rates are remarkably low (less than one percent), returns claiming an EITC are twice as likely to be audited as those...
March 14, 2019
Robert A. Weinberger
How The Partial Government Shutdown Will Affect You This Tax Filing Season
Tax filing season is due to begin in 10 days. Will the IRS will be able to process returns as usual?
January 18, 2019
Robert A. Weinberger
TPC’s New Interactive Data Tool Shows EITC Benefits in Communities Throughout the U.S.
The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a highly effective policy for fighting poverty that has garnered widespread praise from both Democrats and Republicans. In...
December 3, 2018
Richard C. Auxier
Filing Taxes: A Nonresident's Experiences
Along with over 100 million others, I recently filed my 2017 federal income tax return. This was a special occurrence, because it was the first...
May 15, 2018
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