On Monday I launched my new column in Tax Notes, a specialized publication that only geeks and politicos who live and breathe tax policy would find appealing and worth the price of the subscription. I, of course, love Tax Notes and have missed having access to it since my days on Capitol Hill. Now I can read it again, by writing for it!
My column will appear in Tax Notes (which is published every Monday) about once every two weeks on a fairly regular basis. I’ve dubbed it “Taxes for a Civilized Society” and will occasionally share pieces of my column here–with some lag to honor my agreement with the publisher (Tax Analysts). I’ll reproduce my inaugural column here next week. For those of you who are already subscribers to Tax Notes, you can find that column (right now) here.
Here’s Tax Analysts’ public access press release on this new collaboration, with this explanation of what my Tax Notes “shtick” will be:
FALLS CHURCH, VA — Tax Analysts, the nonprofit provider of federal, state, and international tax news and analysis, announced its launch today of a new column, Taxes for a Civilized Society, written by new contributor Diane Lim Rogers.
The column, appearing in Monday’s issue of Tax Notes, the weekly magazine on federal tax policy and administration, will focus on the intersection of budget and tax policy and the essential role the tax system will have to play in any successful effort at deficit reduction. Drawing on her expertise in tax policy and her experience working with the federal budget, Rogers will emphasize revenue-gaining reforms that would fulfill bipartisan and broader societal goals for public policy, while improving the nation’s fiscal outlook and contributing to a stronger economy. The column will also appear in Tax Notes Today, Tax Analysts’ federal daily online publication.
In her inaugural column, the author explains that “being civilized” about taxes means recognizing tax policy’s contribution to the federal budget outlook as a whole and the broader role of government in our society; working to improve our tax system so we can collect the revenue we need in as efficient and equitable a manner as possible; and encouraging our policymakers to find areas of agreement on policies that would promote the common good.
I hope some of you who follow my blog will try to follow my Tax Notes columns, too. How big of a tax geek are you?!!