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Applying For… Or Not Claiming… COVID-19 Relief

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares State and local governments can now apply for federal COVID-19 aid. Yesterday, Treasury opened its application portal for state and local governments. Eligible recipients can apply for grants to help fight COVID-19, replace public revenue lost to the pandemic, offer financial relief to individuals and businesses, and address the public health and economic

One More Week Until Tax Day…

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares There’s a paper jam at the IRS. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in a recent interim report on the 2021 tax filing season, finds that a “lack of functioning printers and copiers contribute to the inability to reduce backlogs” at the IRS. TIGTA found that  42 percent of printers and

Tax Relief, Tax Scrutiny | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Will taxing capital gains at death hurt farmers? Democratic lawmakers representing rural districts want assurances that owners of family farms and small businesses will be protected from President Biden’s proposal to tax at death capital gains exceeding $1 million.  June will be appropriations month in the House. Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro says

Debt Limits, Trust, and Optimism

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Get ready for the debt limit crisis. Treasury warned that it may have to take its usual “extraordinary measures” to keep the federal government funded after July 31. It added, however, “In light of the substantial Covid-related uncertainty about receipts and outlays in the coming months, it is very difficult to predict how

Should Government Use Tax Incentives to Encourage People to Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Tax incentives can encourage action that supports the public good—like lifting children out of poverty, giving to charity, pursuing higher education, or using alternatives to fossil fuels.  How about helping end a global pandemic? COVID-19 has weakened economies and killed more than 3.1 million people worldwide, with over 575,000 deaths in the US

Talks, Avoidance, and Details | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares ISO: A bipartisan infrastructure bill. The Washington Post reports that the White House is looking at ways to negotiate a compromise measure with a group of moderate Republicans. There is a wide gulf between the president’s $2.2 trillion plan, which includes significant tax hikes on corporations, and a $568 billion framework with no

The AFP Looks A Bit Like Tax Reform

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares President Biden released details of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan. First, the tax cuts: Biden’s American Families Plan would extend the American Rescue Plan’s expanded health insurance premium tax credits; extend the ARP’s more generous Child Tax Credits through 2025 and make the CTC permanently fully refundable; permanently increase tax credits for child
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