December 2019 Newsletter Interview: Amy Matsui and Melissa Boteach at the National Women’s Law Center

Tell us about Tax Justice is Gender Justice, the new series of reports on achieving gender and racial equity by harnessing the power of the U.S. Tax Code. How does this work fit into the National Women’s Law Center’s mission? Taxes play a fundamental and underappreciated role in women’s economic security. The tax code funds our…

Federal Courts Block “Public Charge” Regulation, but Chilling Effect Continues

In October, federal courts blocked the Trump Administration’s “public charge” regulation from taking effect. The injunction keeps current rules for applicants seeking permanent residency or a non-immigrant visa in effect while litigation continues. The chilling effect of the rule’s threat, however, is a continuing concern, and fear of the repercussions of applying for public benefits…

October 2019: The Tax Code, Equity, and Access to Affordable Housing – A Conversation for Funders

The Tax Code, Equity, and Access to Affordable Housing: A Conversation for Funders October 24th, 2019   The tax code is one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to provide families with economic security and wealth-building opportunities as well as to develop affordable housing and encourage community economic development. Yet we know…

September 2019 Newsletter Interview: Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs at GCIR

Over the last several years, the EITC Funders Network has partnered with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on issues at the intersection of tax credit access, immigration status, and racial and ethnic equity. Although the EITC is no longer on the list of benefits and services under the recently issued public charge rule,…

New Report from CBPP: How the Federal Tax Code Can Better Advance Racial Equity

Tax provisions and the ways these provisions are enforced and administered are steeped in a context of historical racism and ongoing prejudice and discrimination. In a recently released report, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) outlines the ways the federal tax code impacts racial disparities and explains how the tax-cut law enacted in…

June 2019 Newsletter Interview: Kelly Wagoner, Director of Get Ahead Colorado at The Piton Foundation

Tell us about The Piton’s Foundation strategy and how Get Ahead Colorado and Tax Help Colorado fit into your work of supporting families and driving social change for low-income communities. For more than 40 years, The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments, has been investing in the Colorado community with a specific…