Federal Taxes

Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesIssue Spotlight: What Our Federal Tax Dollars Support

The federal government collects taxes in order to finance various public services, including Social Security, national defense, and health care services. As federal policymakers and citizens weigh key decisions about revenues and expenditures, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has put together resources from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities showing you what the federal government does with the money it collects.

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April 11, 2013

This spring Congress will be acting on a long-term deficit reduction plan that could mean deep cuts to tax credits for working families — including the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.

April 4, 2013

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) help working families make ends meet by both rewarding work and recognizing the additional expenses of raising children. View fact sheets detailing the benefits of these tax credits by Pennsylvania Congressional District.

April 2, 2013

The Tax Foundation released its annual “Tax Freedom Day” report today that once again presents a misleading picture of the taxes that most Americans pay. It takes a one-size-fits-all approach to taxpayers — one that fits Bill Gates and Warren Buffett a lot better than it fits most Americans.

February 22, 2013

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center hosted its annual Budget Summit in Harrisburg, providing an in-depth look at the state and federal budgets and what they mean for communities and families across Pennsylvania. Get materials from the Summit as well as a link to live tweets.

January 3, 2013

The agreement reached by President Obama and Congress on January 1 was both historic and disappointing — and it leaves much unsettled. PBPC Director Sharon Ward breaks down what is in the deal and what happens next.

December 20, 2012

President Obama’s proposal to end tax breaks for high-income earners would have very little impact on taxpayers in most Pennsylvania counties, according to a new analysis by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

December 20, 2012

President Obama’s proposal to end tax breaks for high-income earners would have very little impact on taxpayers in most Pennsylvania counties, according to a new analysis by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC).

December 18, 2012

To provide context for the debate about addressing expiring tax provisions and reducing long-term deficits, we are sharing some of the charts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities putting the Bush tax cuts in perspective. 

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