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U.S. Poverty National Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Meredith Dodson
32:39
Be ready to put questions for Mackenzie (our amazing Emerson Hunger Fellow) and Ellen in the window
Betsy Skipp
34:24
and thanks Mack for working on our anti oppression, you are fab and we will miss you when you end you internship
Meredith Dodson
36:21
As you look at these graphics on spending on homeowners vs renters, want to flag that this is before the 2017 tax law -- which made some changes. Researchers are still analyzing the new differential between new tax subsidies for homeowners vs renters.
katharinelandfield
38:00
Meredith, can you say in summary/general terms if analysts were expecting that the pre tax change situation is better or worse than the current situation?
Betsy Skipp
38:18
can someone provide more specific stats for counties , for instance miami has and is in a major affordable living building projects, how do we tell our local reps. to connect with federal reps.
Meredith Dodson
40:50
can see these great slides (and, later on, the recording) at https://results.org/volunteers/national-webinars/
Meredith Dodson
43:50
Katharine, my quick answer re: how the 2017 tax law changed things for homeowners vs renters is that less people will claim the Mortgage Interest Deduction (because more will take standard deduction) and it did scale back the deduction for very wealthy taxpayers. In net, it is probably smaller BUT even more regressive.
katharinelandfield
44:28
Thx M
Meredith Dodson
44:35
one of the things that makes me SO mad is that people can claim the MID for second homes :( Wish they'd changed that!
Betsy Skipp
44:53
don’t forget the health benefits
Yamuna
50:06
Just curious. Waht % of the very low wage earners actully file taxes every year?
lucindawinslow
51:42
We’re going to get questions about how these great proposals will be funded.
Meredith Dodson
55:44
Yamuna: 1/5 of those eligible for the EITC don't claim it, which may mean they are not filing taxes. but not sure exactly the percentage. important to keep in mind that most low-wage workers are paying payroll taxes so still paying tax even though they don't file...
Yamuna
56:49
Unless they file they won't get any of these credits, right?
Meredith Dodson
58:19
right. in some cases they may fle but not realize they can claim the EITC -- since the EITC for younger workers and others who don't claim kids is so small, I think that population in particular may be filing taxes but not claiming the EITC