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Federal Tax Policy

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Smart tax policy balances the goals of fiscal sustainability, maximizing opportunity, and minimizing injustice. 

Today’s tax code is complex and easily exploited by those who have the resources to navigate it — whether it be by U.S.-headquartered global firms or by wealthy individuals finding windfalls through poorly designed incentives. Provisions meant to help families need reform to ensure they are achieving their goals effectively and efficiently. 

Our tax policy work is concentrated in four key areas. First, make the structure and administration of the Child Tax Credit more effective and efficient. Second, balance the competing priorities of protecting the U.S. corporate tax base from erosion via profit-shifting and enhancing the ability of U.S.-headquartered corporate groups to compete in foreign markets. Third, ensure place-based incentives like Opportunity Zones are effective and efficient in revitalizing low-income communities and enhancing opportunity while reducing unintended windfalls. And finally, reduce opportunities for inappropriate tax avoidance by high-net-worth individuals, especially with respect to income from capital.

Number of children in the U.S. living in poverty in 2019 Source
Proportion of multinational companies headquartered in the U.S. Source
Number of Census tracts deemed Opportunity Zones Source
Proportion of individual charitable giving that goes to donor-advised funds (DAFs) and private foundations Source