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2011 Energy Credits at Hand, Albeit Attenuated

In recent years, tax policy has been coupled with environmental policy. In an effort to promote the more effective use of resources, certain credit provisions are enhanced to encourage taxpayers to engage in energy improvement projects. Although the energy efficiency home improvement credits were extended...

Tableau! Extended Payroll Tax Cut + Sick SS Trust Fund + Keystone = Political Knavery

Around this time last year, I wrote about the year-long payroll tax cut enacted by Congress under The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 ( P.L. 111-312 ) (the "Job Creation Act"). See "Just in Time for the Holidays: A Temporary Tax Compromise"...