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Taxes & Budget

Coverage of the national budget and your taxes.

Biden uses Tax Day to draw contrasts with GOP

- The Washington Times

President Biden used Monday’s tax-filing deadline to promote his social welfare agenda while lobbing attacks at Senate Republicans, saying his tax plan would look out for the middle class while Senate Republicans promote a plan that would impose income taxes on those who currently pay none.

Hogan, lawmakers, announce agreement on $1.86B in tax relief

- Associated Press

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and leaders in the legislature have reached a $1.86 billion agreement for tax relief over five years for retirees, small businesses and low-income families, officials announced Monday.

Gas tax suspension for 30 days advancing in Maryland

- Associated Press

Maryland lawmakers unanimously approved legislation Thursday to suspend the state’s gas tax for 30 days, with a final vote expected soon to send the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan who supports it.

Top lawmakers reach deal on Ukraine aid, $1.5T spending

- Associated Press

Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan deal early Wednesday providing $13.6 billion to help Ukraine and European allies plus billions more to battle the pandemic as part of an overdue $1.5 trillion measure financing federal agencies for the rest of this year.

White House: File your taxes to get full child tax credit

- Associated Press

The Biden administration is kicking off an outreach campaign to get millions of families to file their taxes — so they can receive the second half of payments from the expanded child tax credit.