Anne Kim and Carl Rist

Income Taxes: Check the Box for College Savings

As a federal taxpayer, you’ve no doubt noticed the $3 “check-off ” for the Presidential Election Campaign Fund-and you probably skipped it. In 2011, just 6.4 percent of American taxpayers “checked the box.” Originally created in the 1970s to support public financing for presidential campaigns, the Fund now seems increasingly anachronistic and insignificant. After the… Read more »