How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity And What You Can Do About It (November 7, 2013)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
The primary purpose of the U.S. tax system is to generate public revenue, but it also serves as a vehicle to advance public policy goals. For example, the tax code includes provisions that incentivize taxpayers to take certain action—like buying a home, or saving for higher education or retirement – by providing them with tax credits, deductions, exclusions, and preferential rates. These tax benefits, known collectively as “tax expenditures,” reduce government revenues, disproportionately benefit wealthier households, and provide limited benefits for low- and moderate-income families and households of color.
Deliberations about reforming the federal tax code – including discussions about the cost and benefits of various tax expenditures – are underway in Congress. These discussions provide a unique window of opportunity for advocates to call for a more inclusive, progressive, and equitable tax code – one that provides fair benefits to all U.S. households.
Please join the Asset Funders Network, PolicyLink, IWPR, and other co-hosts for this upcoming webinar about why tax reform matters and opportunities for change. This webinar is intended to prepare practitioners and advocates for critical windows of opportunity to engage in tax reform debates and advocate for policies that enable low- and moderate-income families to access a greater share of the benefits.
Heather McCulloch, Manager, Asset Funders Network/Tax Policy Project (moderator)
Jeremie Greer, Director of Government Affairs, CFED
Solana Rice, Associate Director, PolicyLink
Eugene Steuerle, Co-founder, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Webinar Co-hosts: CFED, The Center for Global Policy Solutions, Center for Social Development, ColorOfChange, The Greenlining Institute, Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National Urban League, National Council of La Raza, New America Foundation, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, PICO National Network, and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.