Does the Tax Code Define Civil Society or Vice Versa?

In June 2018, Independent Sector and Stanford Social Innovation Review launched Civil Society for the 21st Century, an article series featuring some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring current issues in civil society.

Few words when combined induce an immediate feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or flat out disdain—but “tax code” is among them.

In this essay, Harold Hancock, a tax attorney, takes the sting out of those words, as he speaks about how the tax code should go beyond being a set of technical rules and instead highlight our country’s values, priorities, and aspirations.

Hancock illustrations why the need for constant review and modification are the ties that bind the tax code and civil society.

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Types: Blog
Global Topics: Civil Society, Congress, Public Policy