Are Tax Loopholes Sexist?

The gender distribution of federal tax expenditures
March 7, 2019
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This report assesses who benefits from federal tax breaks and finds that men are capturing the majority of benefits from tax deductions, credits and loopholes. The portion of benefits currently going to men compared to women from 45 federal tax expenditures (tax deductions, credits, breaks and loopholes), and finds that only eight (19%) pay out greater amounts to women than men. Introducing different priorities and programs could leverage the tax and transfer system to play an important role in enhancing after-tax gender equality.