Lawmakers should maintain the tax-deferred status of employer-provided pensions as a critical way of promoting retirement savings.
The threshold for the medical expense deduction should be kept as low as possible.
Congress and the states should extend the EITC to workers with low incomes who have no dependents regardless of age, provided they are no
States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
Policymakers should retain estate and inheritance taxes as important components of our tax structure.
Federal and state estate and inheritance taxes should affect only the largest transfers.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Public assets should not be sold to raise revenue if the sale would sacrifice resources that serve important national and regional purposes.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the states should increase support for taxpayer assistance programs such as the Tax Counseling for the Elderly and the Vo