University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tax Justice Is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, National, State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Racial justice, economic justice, climate justice, and health justice all require tax justice. The United States does not raise enough tax revenue to fund the basic needs of its people or environment, leading to income inequality, racial wealth gaps, and negative health and climate outcomes. To address this issue, this report proposes several solutions at the federal, state, and local level: the government should enact progressive personal income taxes, eliminate revenue-raising through fines and fees, eliminate tax giveaways, subsidies, and deductions, update sales tax bases to reflect where money is spent today, and more.

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