Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Immigration, Dynamic Scoring, and CBO

Immigration policy poses an unusual challenge for the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation. If Congress allows more people into the United States, our population, labor force, and economy will all get bigger. But CBO and JCT usually hold employment, gross domestic product (GDP), and other macroeconomic variables constant when making their […]

The Immigration Debate: Another Reason We Ought to Separate Work and Family Credits

In the realm of needless complexity, the work and family tax credits for low-income households rank near the top. The problem is especially challenging for immigrant families whose children’s legal status and residency determine eligibility for these credits. A few weeks ago, the National Taxpayer Advocate in her Annual Report to Congress joined many others […]