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The Price of Paying Taxes II: How paid tax preparer fees are diminishing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

In 2002, researchers from the Brookings Institution and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) wrote a groundbreaking study entitled “The Price of Paying Taxes: How Tax…

Unleashing Innovation and Growth: A Progressive Alternative to Populism

As Americans choose a new president in 2016, populist anger dominates the campaign. To hear Donald Trump or Senator Bernie Sanders tell it, America is…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Small Business: Boosting Exports and Inclusive Growth

With the release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), America now has an important—and extensive—opportunity to review the agreement’s actual terms. Critics…

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Slate: One Reason Tax Returns Are So Complicated? Because H&R Block and Other Preparers Like It That Way

Slate columnist Helaine Olen references a PPI report in this article on the complexity and cost of filing taxes. “According to the Progressive Policy Institute,…

The Atlantic: How the Tax-Prep Industry Takes Advantage of Low-Income Filers

The Atlantic’s Gillian B. White wrote about the PPI’s recent report on the exploitation of low income workers by tax preparation services. The Earned Income…

The Hub: Income tax preparation chains target low-income filers, study suggests

A PPI Report by senior fellow Paul Weinstein is discussed in this article for Johns Hopkins University’s magazine. National tax preparation chains continue to exploit…

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PRESS RELEASE: PPI Report: Tax Prep Chains Target Low-Income Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, ctucker@ppionline.org, 202-775-0106, or Steven Chlapecka, schlapecka@ppionline.org, 202-525-3926 PPI Report: Tax Prep Chains Target Low-Income Workers Taxpayers…

PPI Tackles Tax Disputes in Europe

Last week, PPI led a bipartisan delegation of 10 high-ranking Congressional staffers to London and Brussels, which is still grieving in the aftermath of the…

Press Release: PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, 202-775-0106 or ctucker@ppionline.org A Progressive Alternative to Populism PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity WASHINGTON—The…

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