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.

Federal Tax Resources: View PBPC's Federal Tax Resources

Learn More: Get Federal Tax Policy Resources from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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April 15, 2011

Many Pennsylvanians will grumble this week as they race to file their tax returns on time. Others will be laughing all the way to the bank. In a recent op-ed, PBPC Director Sharon Ward writes the time has come to close tax loopholes and end special interest tax breaks.

April 15, 2010

Today marks the annual income tax deadline, and nearly every working Pennsylvanian and working American is getting a tax cut, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 15, 2010

As Tea Party protesters stage "Tax Day" protests in communities across Pennsylvania today, Sharon Ward, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, issued the following statement.

March 31, 2010

The Tax Foundation's report takes a one-size-fits-all approach to taxpayers - one that fits Bill Gates and Sam Walton a lot better than it fits you, me or most Americans.

December 17, 2009

Along with boosting the economy and preserving jobs, seven provisions of the federal economic recovery act are also keeping about 189,000 Pennsylvanians from falling into poverty this year.

November 13, 2009

All Pennsylvanians should support efficient government but Tea Party protesters descending on Harrisburg want to dismantle public structures that provide education and human services. Read PBPC's statement on Saturday's Tea Party protest.

May 22, 2009

An obscure business tax break in the federal economic recovery package could cost Pennsylvania and most other states billions of dollars over the next few years, but lawmakers can take simple steps to prevent the loss, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

March 3, 2009

Nearly 99% of all American households would see no impact from a plan in President Obama's 2010 budget limiting the tax deduction wealthy families can claim for charitable giving.

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