Wednesday, July 15
10:00 am CT (60 mins)
Reviving Wisconsin’s Economy Through Tax Reform
Senior Policy Analyst for the Tax Foundation and principal author of Wisconsin Tax Options: A Guide to Fair, Simple, Pro-Growth Reform
President of the Badger Institute
You are invited to join Badger Institute President Mike Nichols and Tax Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Katherine Loughead on Tax Day, July 15, for an interactive Zoom discussion of tax reform options that can stimulate growth, revive businesses, decrease unemployment and refill government coffers.
How Wisconsin can save businesses, create jobs and refill government coffers
Wisconsin workers and businesses have suffered a series of body blows in 2020. Thousands of businesses were closed and hundreds of thousands of workers sidelined by a combination of coronavirus, economic shutdown and civil unrest.
Businesses large and small are at a tipping point. Workers are reeling as record-low unemployment levels morphed into near-record-high levels in a matter of months.
Government entities are also feeling the pinch as tax revenues from all sources decline. Services ranging from education to infrastructure are likely to have fewer resources as the state economy struggles.
In addition, Loughead and Nichols will discuss:
- How the federal CARES Act will affect the future of state and local tax policy in Wisconsin.
- How Wisconsin can improve its unemployment insurance tax status to prevent employers from taking another hit.