On Wednesday, April 27, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will be sponsoring a free teleconference, entitled “The Tax Code and Income Inequality: Limitations and Political Opportunities.” The event is co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Taxation. Our co-blogger, Francine Lipman, is one of the speakers.
From the website:
“Welfare” has become “workfare,” delivered through the Tax Code, e.g., the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. How well is that really working for low and middle income Americans, much less those in poverty? At the same time, tax deductions, credits—and avoidance/evasion schemes—are increasingly benefitting wealthy individuals and big corporations, which increasingly pay a smaller portion of federal tax revenue—revenue that could fund government programs, bolster economic growth and benefit the bottom 99% by providing jobs and increase skills of lower income American. Panelists will discuss how changes to the Tax Code can address income inequality in the U.S. and political opportunities for reform.
Attendance is free and you can sign up on the website.