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TAX CODE INEQUITIES FUEL CALL FOR IRS TO COLLECT RACE-BASED DATA. IRS data on racial disparities in the laws it administers remains conspicuously absent, but the effort to change that is starting to gain traction. “If you’re equal to me and I’m equal to you, colorblindness is fine. But if there are built-in disparities and inequities, then colorblindness just solidifies that disparity,” said Wilton B. Hyman, a professor at New England Law in Boston, who has authored articles on the intersection of tax and race.

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