Program AreaPoverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of ImpactUnited Kingdom
Headquarters LocationOxnard, United States
Product PlatformsWeb, Open Source
Budget$0 to $500,000
Founder DemographicsRacial or Ethnicity Minority
Tax and benefit programs are complicated, and the impact of reforming them is even more opaque. Our free, open-source app calculates users' tax liability and benefit eligibility, and then lets them change the rules to see the impact on their own household and society. Since 2021, UK policymakers, nonprofits, and ordinary citizens have used PolicyEngine to understand how policy reforms would affect poverty, inequality, work incentives, and the budget. Now we're building PolicyEngine US to help users navigate taxes and benefits, and to help the policymaking community provide more transparent, evidence-based research around their proposals.