Prior to finalizing annual budget decisions, localities should inform taxpayers of the property tax rate required to maintain revenues at the same level as the
Due to their regressive nature, raising state and local sales taxes should not be the first choice for increasing tax revenues.
States and localities should include services in the taxable base to reduce regressivity and improve neutrality.
Exemptions from state retail sales taxes should be narrowly designed to reduce their regressive nature and avoid
Regulators should provide robust oversight to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local consumer protection laws.
All levels of government should protect consumers against unfair debt collection practices.
Policies should be in place to avoid unnecessary foreclosures.
Policymakers should create or extend programs that would address reverse mortgage foreclosures.
Proceeds from reverse mortgages should not affect homeowners’ eligibility for public benefit programs.
Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections.