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Reforming Tax Expenditures


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateApril 14, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Series: Tax Analysts
Course Description

ax expenditures have been around for more than 50 years, but there has not been a systematic evaluation or reform of them during that time. Why should anyone be thinking about tax expenditures now?

With heightened urgency from the economic challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis, the reform of tax expenditure systems is vital. Governments worldwide face growing funding needs and cannot afford to continue offering tax deductions and incentives that harm the socioeconomic sustainability of their populations.

Join us to hear from the best in the industry – experts who will help you understand the main challenges and barriers holding back reform of the tax expenditure system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the politics of tax expenditures

  • Give examples of “negative” and “positive” tax expenditures

  • Identify the collecting of racial, ethnic, and gender information

  • Outline how to improve transparency in public finance management

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Cara Griffith

Tax Analysts
President & Chief Executive Officer
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Cara provides strategic oversight for the direction of Tax Analysts. She has been instrumental in developing strategies to improve the Tax Notes suite of products and to aggressively pursue transparency in the administration of tax systems. Previously, Cara managed the editorial department, including the flagship daily news publications and weekly magazines. Griffith has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including Tax Notes State, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events on tax issues, on a variety of technical tax issues as well as the need for transparency in tax administration.

Griffith has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

About Our Presenter

Tax Analysts is a nonpartisan, nonprofit publisher of news and commentary about federal, state, and international tax issues under the brand Tax Notes. They also hold and sponsor conferences about timely issues of tax policy and administration. Through their investigative journalism and, if necessary, the courts, Tax Analysts shed light on government actions that affect taxes by bringing secretive decision-making into the open. Through their publications, conferences, and other activities, they engage with the broad tax community.