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Federal Tax & Budget Policy During the Lame Duck

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Two weeks after the 2022 midterm elections, it’s becoming clearer where tax policy may be headed for the rest of the year and into 2023. In the short term, Congress must deal with tax extenders and expiring business tax provisions that may undermine the economy. Next year, the return of divided government and

2022 Tax Extenders: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares At the end of each year, policymakers face a series of expiring tax provisions that are typically extended on a temporary basis, setting up a recurring and almost ritualistic tax extenders season. At a time of heightened concerns about the economy, high deficits, and inflation, policymakers should prioritize stability and economic growth by

Child Tax Credit Reform Options: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares November 10, 2022 Garrett Watson Alex Durante Garrett Watson, Alex Durante As we near this year’s “lame duck” session of Congress, there has been renewed interest in child tax credit reform as part of a broader tax deal. One year after the expanded child tax credit originally enacted as part of the American

Bonus Depreciation & Inflation | Permanent 100% Bonus Depreciation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Starting next year, 100 percent bonus depreciation for short-lived investment—originally enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—will begin to phase down through the end of 2026. Making 100 percent bonus depreciation permanent would boost economic growth and American incomes in any economic environment, but this policy change would be especially

2023 Tax Brackets and Federal Income Tax Rates

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On a yearly basis the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) adjusts more than 60 tax provisions for inflation to prevent what is called “bracket creep.” Bracket creep occurs when people are pushed into higher income tax brackets or have reduced value from credits and deductions due to inflation, instead of any increase in real income. The IRS

California Tax Increases: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares California is awash in plans to raise taxes. An under-the-radar piece of legislation will functionally increase the top marginal income tax rate by 1.1 percent in 2024 (with administrative authority to bring it to 1.5 percent), while a pending ballot measure would add a new 1.75 percent surcharge on the income of the

Social Security Benefits Tax Treatment Remains a Confusing Matter

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On Thursday, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security payments based on inflation over the previous year. This has brought renewed attention to how the tax code treats Social Security benefits, which can be a confusing subject for taxpayers. Each year, SSA adjusts Social Security benefits for inflation,

LIFO: Tax Treatment of Inventory

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Last-in, First-out (LIFO) and First-in, First-out (FIFO) are two methods of inventory accounting used for both financial accounting and tax purposes. Both LIFO and FIFO rely on the accounting principle of deducting costs from income when goods are sold. This principle often comes into conflict with the economic principle of deducting

The “Inflation Tax” Is Regressive | Inflation Effects

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Inflation operates much like a tax, a particularly egregious one that disproportionately falls on the poor and leads to a variety of economic problems, including, as we’re seeing, higher interest rates, slow economic growth, and reduced incomes. With inflation still running high, it is worth exploring who bears the cost of the surge

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