Ep. 10 – Keep Your Head Up

On this episode, Erika chats with Rebecca Thompson from Prosperity Now about taxes. How have tax laws historically disproportionately harmed Black people and how is the new tax law working out? Find out who is winning and who is taxed most and what policies we need to be paying attention to. Keep your head up, Brokers. Press play!

Homework

Compare your 2017 tax return to your 018 tax return. Tell us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter if you got screwed.

Receipts

Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
IRS: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Explained
Author: Dan Floyd
Date: February 24, 2019

IRS Pays $30M In ‘Slavery Credits’
Author: Brian Dakss
Date: August 17, 2002

MAKING TAXES FUN
Source: yang2020.com

Each American should be able to direct 1% of their taxes to a specific project. During Revenue Day, these projects will be highlighted, showing what, exactly, America’s money was able to accomplish during the previous year. Initial profiles of the next year’s projects will also be announced so people can get excited for them.

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