Improving the equity, simplicity and efficiency of the tax system will help to better prepare taxpayers, businesses and the economy for the challenges that lay ahead. The U.S. tax code is too complex, often supports misguided incentives, and raises inadequate revenue to support government spending. A new administration will face the challenge of addressing these shortcomings while also creating a system that is judged to be fair and supportive of economic growth.
On Wednesday, December 3, at 12:30 PM, Brookings Vice President and Director William Gale answered questions in a web chat with Politico's Jeanne Cummings, chief lobbying and influence writer, about strengthening and improving our nation’s tax code.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 EST between the election and the inauguration, Brookings experts and editors from Politico will host “The Scouting Report,” a live web chat discussing pressing issues facing our president-elect.