The rise of smartphones and platform technologies has created a surge of employment in what has been termed the gig economy. Or has it? Statisticians and economists are debating and defining the size and scope of this workforce and its effect on the overall economy. The gig or platform economy also raises questions about tax filing and tax compliance for participants (including platform providers) and for tax administrators. A Tax Policy Center conference on Tuesday, October 23, will address what we know about the gig economy and consider ways the tax system should adapt.
Caroline Bruckner, Managing Director, Kogod Tax Policy Center @CaroBruckner
Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center @howard_gleckman
Adam Looney, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution @BrookingsEcon
Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center @ElaineMaag
Mark Mazur, Robert C. Pozen Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center @TaxPolicyCenter
Pooja Kondabolu, Senior Tax Policy Manager, Airbnb, Inc. @Airbnb