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The Tax Literacy Project©
The Place to Learn &
Think About Taxes

The Tax Literacy Project©
The Place to Learn &
Think About Taxes

Mission Statement

Non-partisan information for everyday people about tax and tax policy.


The mission of TaxJazz™ is to provide ordinary individuals, teachers and communities  non-partisan, non-technical information about tax and tax policy, so they may participate in an informed way in a rational debate about the future of American tax policy.

It uses online and school/community-based programs to provide information and learning opportunities in three interrelated areas of taxation:  1. Why we have taxation (understanding public goods, the problems of collective action and the connection between taxing and spending).  2. Fairness of taxation: (how to distribute the burden of taxation, including choice of tax base and rate structure).  3. Basic concepts of taxation (e.g. marginal rates versus effective rates; credits versus deductions).  

TaxJazz™ materials are appropriate for independent study or use by groups such as such as schools, employers, community organizations, journalists, etc. 


These materials are for educational purposes only.

TaxJazz™: The Tax Literary Project™ and all materials on it are for educational purposes only and do not provide any legal, tax, accounting or other advice.

Use of Materials

Copyright and re-use


All materials on this webpage copyrighted by Marjorie E. Kornhauser or containing the TaxJazz, Tax Literacy Project Logo may be used for educational purposes only and you may use and republish this material provided that each usage and republishing contains the following attribution on every page or screen:

“©Marjorie E. Kornhauser TaxJazz™ The Tax Literacy Project™ For Educational Use Only”

Who We Are

Founder & Director


Marjorie E. Kornhauser

TaxJazz™ Founder & Director

I am a law professor emerita at Tulane University Law School who spent many decades researching, writing, and teaching about federal income tax and tax policy. My interests have always focused on the philosophical, social, political, and historical aspects of taxation. Taxation is an  essential part of civic life and both shapes society and is shaped by society. I founded TaxJazz to help people broaden their understanding of tax so they may participate in public debates about tax and tax policy. 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me through this website or directly at:

 taxjazzproject@gmail. com