Payroll Tax Cuts as an Economic Stimulus Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) [March 5, 2020] [open pdf - 594KB]
From the Document: "The current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has increased concerns that the U.S. economy could be affected as part of a global economic downturn. A range of fiscal and monetary policy tools have been used to address prior times of economic weakness. One option for fiscal stimulus is a temporary payroll tax cut for employees. This option was used to address economic weakness in 2011 and 2012. On March 2, 2020, President Trump and others expressed interest in a one-year payroll tax cut to help bolster the economy."
CRS Insight, IN11230
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/