A new report by Jesse Rothstein from IRLE at UC Berkeley and Ben Zipperer of the Economic Policy Institute shows that the EITC and the minimum wage are complementary policies that, in many cases, may be more effective together than either is on its own. “Policy discussions often treat EITC expansion and raising the minimum…
Equity and the Tax Code
The tax code is one of the largest tools that the federal, state, and municipal governments have to provide families with economic security and wealth-building opportunities. Yet the tax code systematically disadvantages women, people of color, immigrants and low-income families.
The EITC Funders Network, together with partner organizations, has actively engaged our members in conversations – through webinars, in-person meetings, and discussion groups – on the role of tax policy in advancing racial and gender equity. We’ve also connected with leaders in the field to create a short video series about the angles of this conversation.