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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July 10, 2014

A new report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities examines the likely impact of a proposed federal ban on state taxation of Internet access charges.

April 15, 2014

With the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns upon us, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has put together the following resources to help you understand what your tax dollars support and why it is so important that we close corporate tax loopholes at the state and federal level.

April 7, 2014

The Tax Foundation released its annual “Tax Freedom Day” report today that, once again, leaves a strikingly misleading impression of tax burdens.

February 27, 2014

A comprehensive five-year study of 288 highly profitable Fortune 500 companies finds that 111 of them, including six based in Pennsylvania, paid no federal corporate income tax in at least one of the last five years.

May 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, PBPC and Public Citizens for Children and Youth are highlighting new research showing that 670,000 working moms in Pennsylvania benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

May 10, 2013

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, new research shows that 670,000 working moms in Pennsylvania rely on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The last thing Congress should do is weaken the improvements made to both tax credits in 2009.

April 12, 2013

As the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns approaches, we have put together the following resources to help you understand what your tax dollars support. We also highlight reports and educational materials on closing tax loopholes and improving overall tax fairness.

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.

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