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Talking Tax Reform: Taxing the Rich

The beginning of 2019 has seen a flurry of proposals to increase taxes on high-income individuals, including an increase in the top income tax rate to 70 percent and a possible wealth tax.

This panel will discuss these various proposals and answer important questions for policymakers to consider:

  • How might high-earner taxes be structured, and should they be implemented at all?
  • Would these proposals accomplish their desired effect of curbing income inequality?
  • How much revenue could new taxes on the rich realistically be expected to generate?
  • What would be the economic impact of raising taxes on high-income taxpayers?

Kyle Pomerleau, Tax Foundation Chief Economist and Vice President of Economic Analysis, will moderate the panel, which will include:

  • Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Len Burman, Institute Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • Nicole Kaeding, Vice President of Federal Projects, Tax Foundation
  • Steve Wamhoff, Director of Federal Tax Policy at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy