Policymakers should not increase the taxation of Social Security benefits. People with low and moderate incomes should be exempt from paying tax on their benefits.
Policymakers should take action to raise revenues, promote energy conservation, and reduce climate change.
Carbon taxes or a cap-and-trade systems that would increase energy-related and other prices must include measures to compensate for regional differences in energy costs and
Motor fuel taxes should be indexed for inflation and increased as necessary to fund transportation infrastructure and services.
Excise taxes on individual commodities, such as tobacco or alcohol, should at least keep pace with inflation, such as by levying them on an ad valorem basis.
Congress should increase funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs.
A progressive income tax is the preferred method of raising revenue at the federal and state levels.
Goods sold over the internet and through catalogs should be subject to the same sales tax treatment as goods sold by local brick-and-mortar retailers.
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
The IRS and state revenue departments should increase their efforts to make tax forms—including electronic forms, publications, and correspondence—more accessible and unders