Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Upcoming Tax Policy Center on taxing Wall Street

On Friday, May 18, at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., I will be among the panelists in a public session, sponsored by the Tax Policy Center that is entitled "Making Wall Street Pay: The Pros and Cons of Financial Taxes." The session will start with lunch at 11:45 am and will then run from about 12:05 through 1:30. Urban is at 2100 M Street, but you can also stream the session in the comfort of your own computer.

The other participants will be Michael Keen from the International Monetary Fund, Steve Rosenthal from the Tax Policy Center, Lee Sheppard from Tax Notes, and Damon Silvers from the AFL-CIO. Fuller details regarding the event, including a description and links for either attending or streaming it, are available here.

The session should be fun and interesting. We will have lots of back-and-forth, rather than lengthy individual presentations, and there will also be a diversity of viewpoints. We will spend the most time discussing financial transactions taxes, as they are the closest to centerstage politically (especially in Europe), but we will also address financial activities taxes and risk-related bank levies.

People who are in Washington attending the National Tax Association's spring symposium may also find it easy to get away just for our session, a short Metro ride away from the NTA site.

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