Tax Policy Center

racial disparities

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Although last year’s temporary expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) dramatically reduced child poverty across the US, government outreach efforts struggled to connect immigrant families with their tax benefits.
October 7, 2022Aravind BoddupalliLuisa Godinez-PuigLivia Mucciolo
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