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Today marks the 15th anniversary of my blog. I still try to post at least once per week on a tax policy matter and hope for comments and discussion to promote greater focus on various tax policy issues that exist in our current tax systems and in proposals to make tax changes. I also note where provisions and proposals meet

The Affordable Care Act enables individuals to not only purchase insurance on an exchange but to also get a subsidy for it if they qualify. That subsidy is the Premium Tax Credit (PTC). There are eligibility criteria such as purchasing the coverage on an exchange (such as Covered California), if the person is employed the employer does not offer affordable

Most employees don’t have to bring their own supplies to work or pay for materials customers need. For example, workers at most places that use cash registers to total up customer purchases are not required to fund and bring their own registers to work. Most employees required to travel for work get reimbursed for that expense.But K-12 teachers are expected