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How do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Federal Taxes? An Explainer

Hunter Hallman / Blog March 28, 2018

As Tax Day 2018 approaches, it is worth exploring a pressing question that is widely misunderstood: do undocumented immigrants pay federal taxes?

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The Upcoming Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports: A Preview

Economy / Research June 22, 2017

It has helped immeasurably that the two public trustees have generally striven to operate as a bipartisan team, rather than dividing to offer competing partisan perspectives.

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Medicare Part B Premiums Could Rise Substantially

Peter Fise / Blog September 30, 2016

Updated inflation estimates show that there is a good chance certain Medicare patients will face a 22 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums.

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Expiration of Immigration Programs Looms if Congress Doesn’t Act

Lazaro Zamora, Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog September 20, 2016

Congress once again finds itself facing a funding deadline, and there are several immigration programs that will require congressional action to avoid expiring.

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New GAO Report Highlights Troubling Advice Given by SSA

Ben Ritz / Blog September 15, 2016

Because of the substantial impact that the age of claiming has on the financial security of many older Americans, the poor information provided by SSA is shocking and deeply concerning.

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Calls for Social Security Expansion Grow Louder in Washington

Economy / News July 15, 2016

The policy center called for lifting Social Security’s minimum benefit for very-low-income seniors, and enhancing the program’s survivor benefit.

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Analysis of The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz / Blog July 12, 2016

Proportionally adjusting benefits based on an individual’s work history is far more equitable and simpler than the current approach.

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Tax Hikes To Fix Retirement Security Woes?

Economy / News May 14, 2015

Shoring up Social Security and ramping up private savings were the laudable goals on the agenda at a recent conference put on by BPC and the Concord Coalition.

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Hatch Introduces Proposals on Social Security Disability Insurance

Steve Bell, Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog May 8, 2015

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund becomes insolvent next year. How to deal with that fact has drawn a number of suggestions.

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Tax Proposal Would Limit Unauthorized Immigrants’ Access to Child Tax Credit

Matt Graham, Lazaro Zamora / Blog February 27, 2014

Yesterday, House Ways and Means Chairman David Camp (R-MI) released a proposal that aims to overhaul and simplify the tax code. One of the proposal’s provisions would limit unauthorized immigrants’ eligibility for the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). People with…

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