Tonight’s Republican debate may attract lots of viewers. It need not capture their minds.
A starting point for policymakers to reform child tax provisions could be to simplify the definition of a child
Obama said that his budget proposal would cut $4 trillion over the next 12 years. It's difficult to plan for a budget one or two years away, and it's downright unreasonable to plan one for 12 years from now.
Internal Revenue Service should make it easier for people who have children to figure out which tax breaks they qualify for. The internal revenue service should create a uniform definition for children under 19 and eliminate the 'student exception.'
On Tax Day 2011, the 'Making Work Pay' tax break, which can be worth up to $800 per household, is one of several tax credits for which filers may be eligible.