Join the Asset Funders Network, PolicyLink, National CAPACD, and co-hosts for a webinar on “How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity And What You Can Do About It” on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. CST.
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.
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.
Featured Speakers include 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, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development.
Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=pbvh9kk6lszx.