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Tyler Parks Tax Foundation

Tyler Parks

Manager of Government Relations

Tyler Parks is Manager of Government Relations at the Tax Foundation, where he assists in communicating sound tax policy to members of Congress and staff and to state governments around the country.

Prior to joining the Tax Foundation, Tyler worked as staff assistant for Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA).

Tyler graduated, with honors, in 2016 from the University of Georgia with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Economics.

He resides in Washington, D.C., and enjoys hiking, skeet shooting, and attending baseball games in his free time.

Latest Work

Tracking the 2021 Biden Tax Plan

Tracking the 2021 Biden Tax Plan and Federal Tax Proposals

Taxes are once again at the forefront of the public policy debate as legislators grapple with how to fund new infrastructure spending, among other priorities. Our tax tracker helps you stay up-to-date as new tax plans emerge from the Biden administration and Congress.

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Tracking State Legislative Responses to COVID-19

Many states are racing to pass budgets, emergency COVID-19 supplemental appropriations, and other must-pass legislation as quickly as possible. We’re tracking the latest state legislative responses to the coronavirus crisis.

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capital gains taxes, high capital gains tax rates

Looking Back on Taxation of Capital Gains

When considering options to eliminate the deferral advantage of capital gains taxation, a lookback charge provides a reasonable solution for taxing hard-to-value assets. However, policymakers need to understand the limitations of a lookback charge compared to both mark-to-market taxation and the current system.

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