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Rethinking the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Tax Policy Center

Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

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Rethinking the Mortgage Interest Deduction


Thursday, July 28, 2011
Noon to 1:30p.m., ET


The mortgage interest deduction has long been one of the sacred cows of tax policy. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, however, many observers have begun to wonder whether the time has finally come for reform. Ideas range from getting rid of America's favorite tax break to provide more revenue for solving the debt ceiling debate to overhauling it as a part of broad tax policy reform. And since neither debt nor homeownership look as special as they did just a few years ago, there is ample room for discussion. Jumping into the fray, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the Reason Foundation are bringing together a panel of experts to debate the future of the mortgage interest deduction.



Eric Toder, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute; co-director, Tax Policy Center
Dean Stansel, Visiting Fellow, Reason Foundation
Seth Hanlon, Director of Fiscal Policy, Center for American Progress
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Director of Research, National Association of REALTORS®


Edmund Andrews, Managing Editor for Economics,Taxes, and Budget, National Journal

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At the Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m.. The forum begins promptly at noon.


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The Urban Insitute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037

Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

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The Tax Policy Center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. The Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government. TPC provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, citizens, and researchers.

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