Tax Justice Is Gender Justice

The tax code sets the rules that shape our economy, reflecting and perpetuating notions of who and what our society values. But today’s tax code contains outdated and often biased assumptions about family structures, marriage, participation in the paid workforce, and more that disadvantage women, people of color, and families with low incomes. And loopholes and decades of unfair tax cuts have allowed the rich to get richer and left everyone else—especially women and people of color—behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way: we can harness the full potential of the tax code to advance gender and racial equity, and support an economy that works for all of us.

Check out our four interrelated reports that examine the federal tax code with a focus on gender and racial equity, as well as explore policies to make the tax code work for all of us.