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Kogod Tax Policy Center

Kogod School of Business
Tax Policy Center

The Kogod Tax Center promotes independent research on tax policy, planning and compliance issues impacting small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and middle-income taxpayers.

Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the growth engines for the U.S. economy and the source of most of our country's job growth and innovation. 

But tax issues are an inescapable aspect of life beyond a business setting. Our paychecks, our savings and investments, our children's education, and our retirement are all affected by taxes—especially from the perspective of the middle-class American.

The Kogod Tax Policy Center is a unique resource that offers information on how tax policy and compliance issues affect small businesses, entrepreneurs, and middle-income taxpayers. Here at the Center, we promote nonpartisan research and discussion about tax policy and tax compliance issues affecting those groups.

We are also an extension of the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program at Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. Our perspectives on tax issues are always practical, yet have a strong foundation in the groundbreaking research afforded by the distinguished faculty, as well as the insight of our taxation alumni practitioners.

You may have seen the Kogod Tax Policy Center in the media. We actively engage with the press in order to share our insights about such matters as proposed tax legislation and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) developments. 

The Kogod Tax Policy Center also sponsors a number of workshops targeted to special audiences and programs co-sponsored with other non-partisan organizations.

The bottom line: We commit to an ongoing dialogue on how our nation's tax laws can work better for all of us. We look forward to moving that conversation forward, and invite you to join us.


Recent News

Kogod Tax Policy Center Fellow Jenn Brown made a major presentation to attendees at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Retirement Security Conference that previewed her forthcoming work on retirement strategies for sharing economy small business owners.  Attendees included more than 100 executives, retirement security policy experts and policy makers.

Kogod Tax Policy Center Managing Director, Caroline Bruckner, spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio on the Trump Administration’s strategy to eliminate the Johnson Amendment. Bruckner discussed the legislative history of the Johnson Amendment, the challenges of Congressional strategy to eliminate it and potential Constitutional implications.

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Kogod Tax Policy Center Managing Director, Caroline Bruckner, was cited in the Fiscal Times' Article entitled "The IRS Wants Its Share of the Multi-Billion Dollar Sharing Economy." Caroline's research explores the role of taxpayers income through sharing economy businesses such as Uber, Airbnb and Etsy.

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Info for Small Businesses

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The Kogod Tax Policy Center proudly supports the National Society of Tax Professionals.

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