Tax Policy Center

racial disparities

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
While the federal income tax system may appear “colorblind” or race-neutral to some, it can mitigate or exacerbate racial inequities . Unfortunately, the IRS does...
June 2, 2022Aravind Boddupalli
: TaxVox
The expanded and fully refundable child tax credit (CTC) will lift millions of children out of poverty in 2021. But many very low-income children may...
October 21, 2021Aravind Boddupalli
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In a recent report co-authored with University of Chicago Professor Daniel Hemel, I described how our retirement tax system favors the rich disproportionately. But it’s...
August 24, 2021Steven M. Rosenthal
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Tax policies are commonly viewed as race-neutral or “colorblind”— simply because information on race or ethnicity is not reported on tax returns or explicitly referenced...
March 10, 2021Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben
: TaxVox
Because the IRS does not ask for a tax filer’s race or ethnicity on tax forms, examining the relationship between race and the tax system...
January 30, 2020Aravind BoddupalliKim S. Rueben