Issues: Federal Taxes


Tax Freedom Day? Not Really.

Every year the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank, releases a report about “Tax Freedom Day,” a made-up day...

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A New Proposal Would Give a Much-Needed Boost to Pennsylvania’s Working Families

Senator Bob Casey today joined Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Dick Durbin, and Ron Wyden to introduce the Working...

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Misconceptions and Realities About Who Pays Taxes

In this Reports and Briefing Papers, we examine the figures commonly cited as evidence that low- and moderate-income families...

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STATEMENT: Repeal of ACA Individual Mandate in Senate Tax Bill Offsets Tax Cut for Many PA Families

This press statement, Press Released on November 15, 2017, includes Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier’s statement...

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STATEMENT: On Passage of the U.S. Senate GOP Tax Bill

This press statement, Press Released on December 2, 2017, shares PBPC director Marc Stier’s statement on the passage of...

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PRESS MEMO: Why the House Tax Proposal is Bad for Pennsylvanians

While the tax cuts proposed in the House of Representatives plan may not be the largest in American history,...

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Press Release: House Tax Bill’s Child Tax Credit Increase Excludes 315,000 Pennsylvania Children in Low-Income Working Families

House Republican leaders highlight an increase in the maximum value of the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) as their...

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Press Release: House Tax Plan – Benefits for Richest 1% in PA Starts High and Grows Over Time

This Press Release shares the findings of a 50-state analysis of the House tax plan Press Released in November...

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STATEMENT: On the U.S. House GOP Tax Bill

This press statement, Press Released on November 2, 2017, shares our reaction to the House GOP tax bill and...

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Supercharge Racial Wealth Divide, Finds First-Time Analysis

Pennsylvanians, even more than other Americans, strongly support fair taxation—because Pennsylvania’s tax system is one of the most unfair...

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