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State Tax Policy Can Address Income Inequality

This paper by the Institute for Policy Studies outlines how states can address poverty and inequality in spite of the federal tax law.

Putting Shareholder Profits Over Workers Hurts Workers

This paper explores how this precarious combination has lined the pockets of the elite at the expense of working people.

Washington is Catching Up with the American People

This ITEP report outlines seven options for Congress to enact progressive, revenue-raising tax policies that the public has long desired, including the enactment of a wealth tax and strengthening the estate tax.

The Invisibility of Unpaid Care Work

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to include family caregivers is one step toward ensuring tax policies recognize unpaid care work.

U.S. is Long Overdue for a Wealth Tax

The federal tax code taxes income derived from work at higher rates than income from wealth, e.g. capital gains and real estate investments. This paper from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth explores how the nation could implement a wealth tax and how such a tax could address economic inequality. Wealth taxation: An introduction to […]

How States Can Recoup $17 Billion Lost to Corporate Tax Havens

This report from Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, U.S. PIRG, and American Sustainable Business Council provides a roadmap for states to collect $17 billion lost annually to corporations stashing profits in tax havens. Report: A Simple Fix for a $17 Billion Loophole Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Jan. 17, 2019

Long-Term Trends and The Racial Wealth Gap

Black families have substantially less wealth than white families. This paper by the Institute for Policy Studies examines public policies that facilitated white families’ ability to grow wealth while impeding it for black families.

How to Develop More Equitable State Tax Systems

This quick-start guide from Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) distills Who Pays? findings into a set of policy recommendations – from the foundational to the aspirational – that residents of every state can draw from and start work on now. Moving Toward More Equitable State Tax Systems Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Jan. 9, […]

Corporate Subsidy Tracker

Subsidy Tracker is the first national search engine for economic development subsidies and other forms of government financial assistance to business. With the introduction of Subsidy Tracker 2, users also can see how much state or community dollars are spent on economic development tax breaks. Subsidy Tracker Good Jobs First

Votes Are in: 2018 Tax Battle at the Polls

The 2017 tax law was so incredibly unpopular that its GOP backers in Congress eventually shied away from touting it during their 2018 election campaigns. In this piece, Americans for Tax Fairness looks at both state and national analysis of tax policy messaging and how voters responded. Analysis of Tax Issues in the 2018 Federal […]