Right-Side Up Tax Reform Advocacy Campaign
Each year, $660 billion in tax incentives go to support wealth building in important areas such as homeownership, higher education and retirement. However, the vast majority of this money goes to the very wealthy who need it the least. Tax plans currently being considered by leaders in Congress and the incoming Administration would make this problem even worse. We need tax reform that will provide more help to low- and moderate-income households to build wealth and get ahead.
This paper seeks to identify how—as a field—we can more effectively harness the power of activists to impact tax policy.
9.19.17 - 9.19.17 Join other practitioners, VITA volunteers, advocates and researchers in the Prosperity Now Community for this two-part series on the important role of making your voice heard in the fight for equitable tax reform.
Millions of Americans are financially insecure. Wealth inequality is skyrocketing, driven by unfair tax programs that just help those at the top. To fight inequality and build opportunity, we need to turn our Upside Down tax programs Right-Side up.
From Upside Down to Right-Side Up: Redeploying $540 Billion in Federal Spending to Help All Families Save, Invest and Build Wealth
The United States federal government spent $540 billion in 2013 alone to help families save and build wealth.