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Tax Foundation University is a free, 5-week lecture series designed to equip Congressional staffers with valuable and timely insights on tax policy and economics.
After $6 trillion in congressional coronavirus assistance, the tax code underwent serious changes ranging from an expansion of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit to net operating losses changes helping struggling businesses. While many of these changes are temporary, some policymakers are considering making them permanent or using them as a starting point for future economic relief legislation. Additionally, the bill for this spending will eventually come due and policymakers must balance revenue needs with the impact of increased taxes on the economic recovery.
In weekly online sessions, Tax Foundation University will walk through the individual and business tax code exploring how those taxes impact economic growth, wages, employment, and the distribution of the tax burden. We will also cover current issues that Congress could consider including many of the COVID-19 relief provisions, energy tax policy, and onshoring and supply chain incentives.
Over the five-part series beginning on April 9th, we hope to engage in open discussions that help you learn how to think like an economist. Below find our program and click on each for expanded details. Sign up using this registration link.
April 9, 2021
We’ll explain how to view the economy, the role that taxes play in the economy, and the various measures economists use to talk about the…
April 16, 2021
We will cover the key parts of the individual tax code that contain elements of income taxes and consumption taxes, and apply to a growing…
April 23, 2021
We will explore how corporations pay taxes through the income and international tax code, the impacts of the current system...
April 30, 2021
Learn about the second edition of our popular guide, Options for Reforming America’s Tax Code, which analyzes more than 70 discreet tax policy changes...
May 7, 2021
The final session will be dedicated to audience feedback and questions from the first four weeks, including discussion of upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation,…
— U.S. Senate Staffer
— U.S. House Staffer