Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility

The current debate on tax policy reform provides the ultimate window of opportunity to promote and create policy change that levels the playing field and increases wealth building opportunities and economic stability for those who need it most: the low-to-middle class. Tax expenditures originally designed to help all Americans build financial security favor the wealthy and mistakenly shut out those with less. 

AFN invites thought leaders to unify and engage in leveraging this window of opportunity to be the voice and change the stark reality for the majority of Americans.  AFN launched the Tax Policy Project in late 2012.  We have recently completed a transition of the project’s leadership to the national nonprofits CFED and PolicyLink.  It has recently been renamed Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility.  AFN invites you to review the resources below to learn more about tax policy reform and this important initiative.

 

FEATURED NEWS

►   Tax Day is Over. Now Let's Change Our Tax System, by Heather McCulloch and Elvis Guzman, featured by Center for Global Policy Solutions, April 2015

►   Senate Finance Commitee - Savings and Investment working group recommendations, submitted by the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility, May 2015

►   Director Heather McCulloch featured in the New York Times series Room for Debate - Retirement Break for the Rich but not the Poor, May 2015

►   A Tax Reform Agenda for Low-Income Americans by Richard Eisenberg, featured on PBS's Next Avenue blog

 

TAX ALLIANCE FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY MATERIALS

       ►   Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Description       ►   Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Members 

       ►   Guiding Principles                                                ►   Asset Building Tax Reform Proposals  

 

TAX REFORM/ASSET BUILDING BRIEFS AND ARTICLES

       ►   Why Anti-Poverty Advocates Should Care About Tax Policy, Heather McCulloch, 2015

       ►   From Upside Down to Right Side Up, CFED, Sept. 2014

       ►   Building an Equitable Economy: A Primer for Advocates, PolicyLink, Nov. 2014

       ►   Reforming the Tax Code to Build an Equitable Economy, Heather McCulloch, 2013

       ►   How Asset Development Policies Align with Tax and Budget Reform, Eugene Steuerle, 2012

       ►   Tax Reform—Delivering financial security opportunities for those who need it the most, Asset Funders Network, 2012

 

REPORTS PREPARED FOR TAX ALLIANCE FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY BY THE URBAN-BROOKINGS TAX POLICY CENTER

         ►   Net Capital Gains Across Zip Codes, by Benjamin H. Harris and Lucie Parker, December 12th, 2014

         ►   The Mortgage Interest Deduction Across Zip Codes, by Benjamin H. Harris and Lucie Parker, December 5th, 2014

         ►   EITC Claiming Across Zip Codes, by Benjamin H. Harris and Lucie Parker, December 5th, 2014

         ►   Interactive Map: 2012 - Mortgage Interest Deductions, December 5, 2014

         ►   Interactive Map: 2012 - The Earned Income Tax Credit in Your County, December 5, 2014

         ►   Tax Subsidies for Asset Development: An Overview and Distributional Analysis, by Benjamin H. Harris, C. Eugene Steuerle, Signe-Mary McKernan, Caleb Quakenbush, Caroline Ratcliffe (Uban Institute, February 2014)

         ►   New Perspectives on Homeownership Tax Incentives, by Benjamin H. Harris, C. Eugene Steuerle,and Amanda Eng (Tax Notes, December 23, 2013)

                                           

TAX ALLIANCE FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY: PAST EVENTS

Webinar: Building Assets through the Tax Code: Who Benefits from Federal Tax Subsidies? December 4, 2014

Webinar: How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity and What You Can Do About It, November 7, 2013

Webinar: Tax Policy Project - Seizing the Moment: Reform Opportunity, May 17, 2013

 

TAX ALLIANCE FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY DIRECTOR

For more information, please contact Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Director Heather McCulloch, heather@assetbuildingstrategies.com or (415) 378-6703.