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    20 Years After 'The End of Welfare:' Workfare Delivered Through Federal and State EITC Systems

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    In 1996, the government “ended welfare as we know it.” Twenty years later most government assistance generally requires work. The most significant workfare program today is the Earned Income Tax Credit delivered to taxpayers and their families through federal and state income tax systems. Panelists will look at the historical performance of the EITC, statistics on how and whom it has helped, and what efforts could improve its success in mitigating poverty and income inequality. As lawyers, we must continue to think critically about access to justice, including economic and tax justice. Panelists will discuss the benefits and burdens of the delivery of antipoverty benefits through complicated federal and state income tax systems causing millions of low-income taxpayers to use paid, but unregulated tax preparers.

    Moderator: Marilyn J. Harbur, Senior Assistant Attorney General, General Counsel Division, Tax & Finance Oregon Department of Justice, Salem, OR

    Panelist: Professor Francine J. Lipman, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

    Panelist: Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director, Tax Policy, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

    Panelist: Michael Best, Senior Policy Advocate, Consumer Federation of America, Washington, DC

    PLEASE NOTE: To receive CLE credit, each individual attendee must be logged into the webinar interface for the ENTIRE program (including the Q&A). Partial credit is not available for this program. Please see the CLE Informaton page for more details.

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    Law Student registrants, who are current nonmembers, will also receive complimentary membership to the ABA and the Section of Taxation.

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    20 Years After 'The End of Welfare:' Workfare Delivered Through Federal and State EITC Systems

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    Oct 24, 2016

    2016-10-24T14:00:00 2016-10-24T15:35:00 20 Years After 'The End of Welfare:' Workfare Delivered Through Federal and State EITC Systems

    In 1996, the government “ended welfare as we know it.” Twenty years later most government assistance generally requires work. The most significant workfare program today is the Earned Income Tax Credit delivered to taxpayers and their families through federal and state income tax systems. Panelists will look at the historical performance of the EITC, statistics on how and whom it has helped, and what efforts could improve its success in mitigating poverty and income inequality. As lawyers, we must continue to think critically about access to justice, including economic and tax justice. Panelists will discuss the benefits and burdens of the delivery of antipoverty benefits through complicated federal and state income tax systems causing millions of low-income taxpayers to use paid, but unregulated tax preparers.

    Moderator: Marilyn J. Harbur, Senior Assistant Attorney General, General Counsel Division, Tax & Finance Oregon Department of Justice, Salem, OR

    Panelist: Professor Francine J. Lipman, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

    Panelist: Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director, Tax Policy, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

    Panelist: Michael Best, Senior Policy Advocate, Consumer Federation of America, Washington, DC

    PLEASE NOTE: To receive CLE credit, each individual attendee must be logged into the webinar interface for the ENTIRE program (including the Q&A). Partial credit is not available for this program. Please see the CLE Informaton page for more details.

    Registration Fees
    FREE for Section of Taxation Members
    FREE ABA Member*
    FREE Young Lawyers
    FREE Government / Academic / Non-Profit
    FREE All other registrants
    FREE Full-time J.D., LL.M., or M.T. Candidates (No CLE Credit/Webcast Only)
    FREE Press
    Registration includes an mp3 audio recording that is available within one week following the program date.
    Discounts Available for Group Registrations: Please e-mail Thomas Blandi (thomas.blandi@americanbar.org) for more information.
    Law Student registrants, who are current nonmembers, will also receive complimentary membership to the ABA and the Section of Taxation.

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