Nation’s Foremost Policy Experts to Discuss Equitable Tax Policy at Assets Learning Conference

Next week in Washington D.C., advocates, policymakers and academics from across the country will convene for the biennial Assets Learning Conference, sponsored by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). The conference will explore nationwide efforts to address wealth inequality and will include a strong focus on using the tax code to help working families.

Assets Learning Conference 2016

September 28-30, 2016

Washington Marriot Marquis

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The conference also will feature some of the nation’s foremost tax policy experts, including IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. The following sessions may be particularly relevant to those working to expand tax credits for workers and their families:

  • VITA: A Hub for Innovation; Wednesday, September 28, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This session will focus on building financial capability at tax time through strategies such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and collaborative EITC outreach efforts. Speakers include experts from Intuit, CalEITC4Me and the Center for Economic Progress.
  • Policy Options and Political Opportunity for Reforming Unfair Tax Programs; Friday, September 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Speakers will discuss how the upside-down tax code fails to help low-income families, particularly families of color, build wealth and financial stability. The session will explore policies to reform the tax code during the next administration.
  • Preparing Filers for Delays in Tax Refunds: The Messages and Information You Need to Know; Friday, September 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This session will focus on how new IRS rules require it to hold refund checks for taxpayers collecting the EITC until later in the tax season. Practitioners and advocates should join this session to learn what they can do to help filers prepare for potential delays and avoid predatory short-term loans.

You can view the full conference agenda here.