Tax reform should focus on raising sufficient revenue. It should make the tax system more equitable and efficient. Reforms should:
Reforming business taxes, such as the 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.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA
Policymakers should broaden the tax base by limiting tax preferencesPro
A progressiveIn taxation, a situation in which people with lower income
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.
AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights are guided by these six principles: