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Who leads in which states before election day?
Economic Forecasts

Who leads in which states before election day?

In a tight race, these state elections may make the difference when midterm results are announced in November.
September 22, 2022
Big Changes to the Saver's Credit Could Be on the Way
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Big Changes to the Saver's Credit Could Be on the Way

Congress is considering legislation that would turn the Saver's Credit into a government match to your retirement plan contributions.
September 9, 2022
Will a Gas Tax Holiday or Suspension Lower Gas Prices Near You?
Tax Breaks

Will a Gas Tax Holiday or Suspension Lower Gas Prices Near You?

One way to bring down the price of gasoline is to establish a gas tax holiday. But will Uncle Sam, or your state government, suspend the gas taxes tha…
September 2, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act and Taxes: What You Should Know
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The Inflation Reduction Act and Taxes: What You Should Know

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act—a climate, energy, healthcare, and tax law that increases IRS funding, and changes some tax policy …
August 30, 2022
These States Could Legalize Marijuana Soon
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These States Could Legalize Marijuana Soon

Initiatives on ballots this November reflect growing bipartisan support for legal recreational pot.
August 23, 2022

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Inflation Reduction Act Boosts Obamacare Tax Credit
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Inflation Reduction Act Boosts Obamacare Tax Credit

Enhancements to the premium tax credit are extended for three more years under the Inflation Reduction Act.
August 17, 2022
Maryland Suspends Gas Tax to Offset Inflation at the Pump
Tax Breaks

Maryland Suspends Gas Tax to Offset Inflation at the Pump

The gas tax holiday will save Maryland drivers about 36 cents per gallon for gasoline and roughly 37 cents per gallon for diesel fuel.
March 18, 2022
The Biden Tax Plan: How the Build Back Better Act Could Affect Your Tax Bill
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The Biden Tax Plan: How the Build Back Better Act Could Affect Your Tax Bill

Depending on your income, the Build Back Better Act recently passed by the House could boost or cut your future tax bills.
November 22, 2021
3 Reasons Not to Fear the Biden Tax Hikes
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3 Reasons Not to Fear the Biden Tax Hikes

A lot of people are getting all worked up over President Biden's plan to raise taxes. Here are some reasons to chill.
May 3, 2021
7 Ways Biden Plans to Tax the Rich (And Maybe Some Not-So-Rich People)
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7 Ways Biden Plans to Tax the Rich (And Maybe Some Not-So-Rich People)

How would wealthier Americans pay more in taxes under President Biden's American Families Plan? Let us count the ways.
April 30, 2021
More Monthly Child Credit Payments, Higher Child Care Credit, and Other Tax Breaks in Biden's Latest Plan
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More Monthly Child Credit Payments, Higher Child Care Credit, and Other Tax Breaks in Biden's Latest Plan

President Biden's American Families Plan extends several popular tax credits that benefit low-income and middle-class families.
April 29, 2021
Biden Hopes to Eliminate Stepped-Up Basis for Millionaires
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Biden Hopes to Eliminate Stepped-Up Basis for Millionaires

As part of his American Families Plan, President Biden wants to change the way capital assets are taxed when you die.
April 28, 2021
Biden Calls for Capital Gains Tax Hike
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Biden Calls for Capital Gains Tax Hike

As expected, President Biden included a capital gains tax increase for millionaires in his American Families Plan.
April 28, 2021
Does President Biden Want to Raise YOUR Taxes?
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Does President Biden Want to Raise YOUR Taxes?

President Biden's "social infrastructure" plan is expected to include tax increases for some Americans. Will you be one of them?
April 21, 2021
Congress Passes $3,000 Child Tax Credit for 2021
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Congress Passes $3,000 Child Tax Credit for 2021

The provision would temporarily increase the child tax credit to $3,000 or $3,600 per child for most families and have 50% of it paid in advance by th…
March 10, 2021
Vote to Reinsert $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill Fails
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Vote to Reinsert $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill Fails

Led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the effort to get the $15 minimum wage provisions back into President Biden's COVID-Relief package falls short in the Sena…
March 5, 2021
House Approves $3,000 Child Tax Credit for 2021
Coronavirus and Your Money

House Approves $3,000 Child Tax Credit for 2021

The proposal would temporarily increase the child tax credit to $3,000 or $3,600 per child for most families and have 50% of it paid in advance by the…
February 27, 2021
$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill
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$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill

The Senate Parliamentarian says minimum wage provisions aren't allowed in the budget reconciliation bill containing COVID-relief measures.
February 26, 2021
Minimum Wage Update: Republican Senators Offer $10 Minimum Wage Plan
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Minimum Wage Update: Republican Senators Offer $10 Minimum Wage Plan

Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton propose an alternative to the $15 minimum wage plan pushed by Democrats.
February 23, 2021
The Biden Stimulus Plan: Push for a Higher Child Tax Credit Continues
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The Biden Stimulus Plan: Push for a Higher Child Tax Credit Continues

The proposal currently on the table would increase the child tax credit to $3,000 or $3,600 per child and have the IRS pay 50% of it in advance.
February 16, 2021
Congress Moves Forward with Minimum Wage Increase
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Congress Moves Forward with Minimum Wage Increase

Despite questionable support, House Democrats still plan to include a $15 minimum wage provision in the budget reconciliation bill.
February 10, 2021
Third Stimulus Check Update: Democrats (Mostly) Reject "Targeting" of $1,400 Stimulus Checks
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Third Stimulus Check Update: Democrats (Mostly) Reject "Targeting" of $1,400 Stimulus Checks

House Democrats' latest stimulus check plan applies the same phase-out thresholds used for previous stimulus payments, but families making over $200,0…
February 9, 2021
House Democrats Propose Monthly Payments of Up to $300 Per Child
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House Democrats Propose Monthly Payments of Up to $300 Per Child

A bill in Congress would increase the child tax credit and have 50% of it paid in advance by the IRS from July through December.
February 9, 2021
Will Biden's $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Survive?
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Will Biden's $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Survive?

Even President Biden doesn't think his proposed minimum wage increase will reach the finish line.
February 7, 2021
Mitt Romney's Higher Child Tax Credit Comes With a Twist
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Mitt Romney's Higher Child Tax Credit Comes With a Twist

The Senator is calling for monthly payments of $250 or $350 per child, but he also wants to eliminate other family friendly tax breaks.
February 4, 2021
Biden Calls for $1,400 Third Stimulus Checks as Part of $1.9 Trillion Relief Package
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Biden Calls for $1,400 Third Stimulus Checks as Part of $1.9 Trillion Relief Package

Under President Biden's plan for a third stimulus check, families with older dependents would benefit, but payments could be "targeted" to the most in…
February 4, 2021