Individual Taxes

Tax Extenders Time is Here (December 11)

Update 318: Tax Extenders Time is Here; Perennial Policy Debate is Itself Debated No holiday season on the Hill is complete without a tax extenders bill to re-up the temporary tax breaks expiring that given year.  A policy perennial, the annual debate can be seen as a natural way to review and renew breaks not …

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Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms (November 13)

Update 312:  Economic Policy Implications of the Midterms and the 116th Congress The result of last week’s midterms will have important ramifications for economic policy during the 116th Congress.  Democrats have taken the majority in the House and will take majority control of key committees setting the legislative agenda. More than 100 women were projected …

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If Charity Begins at Home (Apr. 27)

Update 267 — If Charity Begins at Home, Tell it to the Congressional Majority First This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act’s signing.  That landmark Act authorized the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to limit discrimination in housing.  While HUD has helped millions of Americans find stable, affordable housing, …

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GOP Double-Down Hair-Doo (Apr. 17)

Update 264 — GOP Double-Down Hair-Doo:
 Liked the Tax Cut?  How about a Perm? While today marks the last day Americans will file their taxes under the old tax code, a number of Americans have already seen their paychecks influenced by lower tax withholdings.  Republicans wasted little time celebrating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act …

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Trump Tax Plan: Billionaire's Bounty (Aug. 19)

Mike & Co.,   As Donald Trump continues the drawn-out process of providing details of his tax agenda, it has become abundantly clear that his plan stands to benefit the rich at the expense of lower- and middle-class Americans.  Even more audacious — he  appears to be running with three Achilles heels: the Trump loophole, whereby pass-through …

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Counterprogramming Trump on Taxes (July 21)

Mike & Co., In a couple of hours, when Donald Trump takes the stage in Cleveland in a couple of hours to accept the GOP presidential nomination, it’s a good bet he won’t say much about his tax plan.  With good reason: he doesn’t have one. Yesterday, Trump’s campaign announced  that the candidate is preparing a …

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The Three Tax Buckets for 2017 (May 18)

Mike & Co. —  Defying a tradition dating back to 1976, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Trump has continuously flipped his answer about whether will or won’t release his tax documents, saying at times absolutely yes.  Or would never dream of it.  Or really wants to but really can’t just yet.  While we wait, we have a …

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Let a Thousand Tax Plans Bloom (May 17)

Mike & Co., Word this afternoon is that Senate Banking will take another shot at a conformations votes for five regulatory nominees, including two for SEC commissioner, perhaps as soon as this week.  This follows an aborted April 7 vote, in which four Democrats (Schumer, Menendez, Warren, and Merkeley) withheld support for their own party’s …

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