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Life Is Complicated. Filing Your Taxes Shouldn’t Be.

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Remarks by William G. Gale

Panel 1 Discussion

Panel 2 Discussion

Remarks by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)

Our tax system faces three major problems: it is difficult for the government to administer, burdensome for many households to comply with, and easy for some households to evade. These problems place unnecessary costs on taxpayers and the government alike. All three issues are exacerbated by a persistent underfunding of the Internal Revenue Service that harms its ability to conduct effective audits, assist taxpayers, and provide oversight of those who prey on vulnerable taxpayers.

Join BPC, the Tax Foundation, and Prosperity Now as we explore ways to make tax administration more efficient and equitable, in conjunction with the release of a new paper from three distinguished co-authors: Jason Fichtner, Bill Gale, and Jeff Trinca.


Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Earl Pomeroy
Former U.S. Representative

Peter Roskam
Former U.S. Representative

Jason Fichtner
Fellow, BPC

William G. Gale
Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

David Newville
Vice President of Policy and Research, Prosperity Now

Kathy Pickering
Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block

Jeff Trinca
Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates


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