Federal judge blocks rule that turns away refugees because of late tax returns

As I noted last week, the Trump administration recently finalized a regulation that imposes numerous new restrictions on refugees seeking asylum. I singled out a provision of the regulation that would generally bar asylum based ....

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The IRS abandons its lawless effort to deny rebate payments to prisoners

In previous posts (here and here), I discussed the IRS’s lawless policy denying rebate payments to several groups that it loosely refers to as “incarcerated” — convicts serving their sentences, defendants institutionalized because they were found incompetent ....

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5 questions for Richard Reeves, Isabel Sawhill, and Michael Strain on the state of the middle class

Many Americans believe that the middle class has been left behind — that wage growth has slowed down, life expectancies have stagnated, and civil society has deteriorated. To what extent are these fair diagnoses? And ....

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Thinking about economic growth and the Biden tax plan

President Trump likes to say that Bidenomics, particularly its big proposed tax increases, will sink the economy and crash the stock market. A recent Trump tweet summed his forecast in one word: “Depression!” Whatever the ....

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Businesses balk at payroll tax deferral

In a recent blog post, I predicted that many businesses will decline to participate in the payroll tax deferral that President Trump announced on August 8. In the short time since that announcement, numerous business ....

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