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Joint Tax Policy Center

Urban Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period February 1, 2002–February 29, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Recently, tax policy has become a central issue for low-income families. Indeed, the Earned Income Tax Credit is now the largest government anti-poverty program. As the tax policy issue expands, there is a corresponding need to increase awareness about tax choices and analyze their potential impacts on low- and moderate-income families.Multiyear funding will support the creation of a joint Tax Policy Center to analyze current and longer-term tax issues and communicate them to the public and policymakers. The mission of the center is to help shape the underlying climate and fundamental terms of the tax policy debate. Efforts will focus on critical policy areas such as tax equity, efficiency and simplicity; the migration of income security and other social policy programs; long-term implications of tax policy choices; and tax policy issues in the states.The Urban Institute, founded in 1968, is well-known for its objective, nonpartisan research.The Brookings Institution, established in 1927, functions as an independent analyst and critic of public policy issues.