September 24, 2021

The Commonwealth Institute: Tax Policy in Virginia

ITEP Work in Action

Black and Latinx people face tremendous barriers in areas like employment, education, and housing. These barriers include explicitly racist policies like school segregation as well as policies that appear “race-neutral” yet reinforce or exacerbate racially inequitable outcomes. Virginia’s upside-down tax code is no different.

A more progressive and racially equitable tax code — one that closes corporate loopholes and ensures that millionaires pay their fair share — would help people of color in the state, especially Black and Latinx Virginians, and provide resources to achieve the shared goals of Virginians.

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