Skip to main content
Google Tag Manager
Items per page
Federal Budget and Economy
State and Local Issues
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms
Research & Commentary
Laws & Proposals
You are here
The IRS Is Getting Out Coronavirus Rebate Payments: Congress Needs To Think About A Second Round
April 16, 2020
To its credit, the IRS has been quickly distributing the first tranche of rebates authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act...
Free File Is An Easy Way For Government To Get Coronavirus Payments To Non-Filers
March 30, 2020
The federal government’s new coronavirus payments to adults and children will provide much-needed cash to 90 percent of US households. Unfortunately, tens of millions of...
Expanding The EITC To Include Family Caregivers
February 21, 2020
A handful of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates remain committed to increasing the earned income tax credit (EITC), particularly for workers without children at home...
State And Local Governments Have A Role To Play In Reducing The Wealth Gap
January 17, 2020
Every Democratic candidate for president has a plan to address growing inequality in America (on January 16, the Tax Policy Center sponsored a program on...
Would Wealth Taxes Solve Wealth Inequality?
January 15, 2020
Democracies become oligarchies when wealth is too concentrated. So begins a letter by Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman about presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’...
Federal Budget and Economy
Saez and Zucman Say Everything You Thought You Knew About Tax Policy Is Wrong
October 23, 2019
A new book by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay,...
The TCJA Didn’t Change Child Benefits For Most Families With Children By Very Much
October 8, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly changed how families with children were treated under the individual income tax, but for many - changed...
Taxpaying Workers Will Be Punished by Trump’s New Curbs on Immigrants Receiving Public Benefits
August 16, 2019
In his defense this week of the Trump Administration’s “public charge rule” that aims to limit immigration for people perceived likely to need public benefits,...
Remember The 47 Percent Who Pay No Income Taxes? They Are Not Who You Think.
August 6, 2019
Few of the 47 percent of who pay no federal income tax are off the rolls for very long.
The Lowest-Income Families Could Receive Larger Child Tax Credits With A Few Changes To The Tax Code
April 5, 2019
The child tax credit (CTC) provides a credit of up to $2,000 per child for families with children under 17. But low-income families often get...
Currently on page
© Urban Institute, Brookings Institution, and individual authors, 2020.