Property taxes should be equitable.
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Tax reform should focus on raising sufficient revenue. It should make the tax system more equitable and efficient. Reforms should:
States should increase the progressive nature of their income tax systems.
Reforming business taxes, such as corporate tax or a tax on the financial industry, should be considered in any effort to raise additional revenue.
States with income taxes should allow credits for taxes paid by their residents to other states so that no taxpayer is subject to double taxation.
Limitations can be set on the exclusions for other employer-provided benefits such as life insurance, tuition, and parking.
Eligibility for the exclusion for employer-provided health insurance should be determined based on the employer's coverage rules.
Lawmakers should maintain the tax-deferred status of employer-provided pensions as a critical way of promoting retirement savings.