University of Wisconsin–Madison

Moving Toward More Equitable State Tax Systems: A "Who Pays?" Follow-Up Report on Tax Policy Options for Advancing Equity and Addressing Income Inequality

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Public policies are contributing to the widening income and wealth gap. This report provides recommendations that policymakers can take to improve their constituents’ lives and their states’ economies through tax policy. It explains the importance of favoring taxes on income and wealth over taxes on consumption, the value of certain targeted tax benefits for families living in poverty, the need to abandon ineffective tax subsidies for high-income households, and new options for improving the regressive distributional outcomes of state and local tax policies.

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