I need tax help (Ontario Social Assistance Review)

No, not with my return. Filed it yesterday! This is something different, in connection with some work the IFLS has been involved with around the current Ontario social assistance review.  The work brings together the IFLS (mainly through IFLS member my colleague Janet Mosher) and our partners at Ontario`s Income Security Advocacy Clinic and the YWCA Toronto (plus a host of excellent women from other organizations – front line, academic, advocacy).

We are searching for resources on the gendered possibilities/perils of providing benefits/income assistance through the tax system. I’m interested in articles, policy papers, websites, names of scholars with expertise in the area.   I know some of the women I should be talking to – but certainly not all of them, so I welcome and need your suggestions – in the comments? The IFLS might host a small forum on the issue to provide context/expertise.

Click here for information about the “Gendering the Social Assistance Review” workshop that IFLS co hosted with community partners ISAC and YMCA Toronto.  Here we have a very short list of documents posted, including the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council Final Report.  If you’re interested in the Review, bookmark the Income Security Advocacy Clinic’s excellent webpage on the issue, at http://www.sareview.ca.

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  1. Here are a couple which I found helpful:

    Lisa Philipps, “Income Splitting and Gender Equality: The Case for Incentivizing Intra-Household Wealth Transfers” in Kim Brooks et al. eds., Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making: Comparative Perspectives (Oxford: Hart Publishing Inc., 2010)

    Kathleen A. Lahey, Women and Employment: Removing Fiscal Barriers to Women’s Labour Force Participation (Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 2005), online: Status of Women Canada (last accessed: 20 June 2010) at vii.

    I used these in writing about a related issue in a paper for the LCO — see section III.B.4 at http://www.lco-cdo.org/en/family-law-process-call-for-papers-semple-sectionIII

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