Don't Forget the Standard Deduction

8 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2016

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John R. Brooks

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: March 28, 2016


The presidential candidates this campaign season are a diverse group with a wide range of tax policy proposals, but they agree unanimously about one thing: the need to limit itemized deductions. Sadly, however, none of their proposals tackles how limits on itemized deductions would affect the other side of the equation — the standard deduction — which is also very much in need of reform.

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JEL Classification: K34

Suggested Citation

Brooks, John R., Don't Forget the Standard Deduction (March 28, 2016). Tax Notes, Vol. 150, No. 13, 2016, Available at SSRN:

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