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ATF Op-Ed in USA Today: How Obamacare repeal helps rich, hurts poor

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This article originally appeared in USA Today. Americans did not vote to make a rigged system even worse, but that’s the GOP plan. Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality. By taxing […]

ATF Op-Ed in the New York Times: Corporate Welfare Won’t Create Jobs

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For the full New York Times piece click here. The recent deal to keep some 800 workers employed at a Carrier plant in Indiana rather than see those jobs shipped to Mexico proved great news for the workers and a public relations bonanza for President-elect Donald J. Trump. What it didn’t prove — even though […]

Huffington Post: We Can Pay For Zika Response — And More — With Corporate Tax Reform

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There’s no good excuse for Congress’s disgraceful delay in responding to the dangerous Zika virus. But the worst excuse of all is that we can’t afford to act. In fact, we can easily pay for a comprehensive response to this public health threat simply by closing a single corporate tax loophole.   The House and […]

The Takeaway: New Panama Papers Release Includes Data on Offshore Companies

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ATF’s executive director Frank Clemente appeared on WNYC’s The Takeaway program.   Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a searchable database with information on more than 200,000 offshore entities involved with the Panama Papers.

Des Moines Register: Big corporations sat out on Tax Day again this year

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ATF Ally The Main Street Alliance placed the following op-ed in The Des Moines Register. ReShinda Young wrote: “Some big corporations put off paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes and they’ll keep on doing it unless we reform the system and demand they pay what they owe.” With our envelopes signed, sealed, and in […]

The Hill: Sanders Urges Treasury to Block Pfizer Tax Deal

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is urging the Treasury Department to take action to prevent pharmaceutical giant Pfizer from reincorporating overseas to lower its taxes. … A recent report from Americans for Tax Fairness found that if Pfizer’s inversion goes through, the company could avoid paying as much as $35 billion in taxes […]

Politico’s Morning Tax: Tax Day Roundup

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This was probably bound to happen — Americans for Tax Fairness, American Family Voices and the Agenda Project have a new web video taking on Pfizer’s desire to invert, shot in the manner of a Viagra commercial. (I’m sure you’ll dig the music.) http://bit.ly/1WzYL8w   This clip was included in POLITICO Morning Tax’s daily clips roundup […]

The (Newark) Star-Ledger Columnist: Why These Major N.J. Corporations Can Avoid Paying Taxes Today but You Can’t

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Star-Ledger Guest Columnist Linda Stamato wrote:  “The progressive group, Americans for Tax Fairness, produced a list of the top 10 corporations that take full advantage of the tax codes — written to provide loopholes for them — and among them are several corporations in New Jersey.  In fact, four New Jersey companies make their top 10 list of corporate […]

Op-Ed in The (Bergen, N.J.) Record: It’s Tax Time, but Corporations Aren’t Paying

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ATF Executive Director Frank Clemente had the following op-ed in The (Bergen, N.J.) Record.  He wrote: “Tax Day offers a stark reminder of the difference between those of us who pay all our taxes every year and the big corporations that don’t. While families and small businesses scramble to file their returns each April, multinational […]

Inversion: Viagra for Tax Dodgers

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Democracy Partners’ Mike Lux writes: “Today, in honor of Tax Day and to highlight corporate inversions and other tax-dodging schemes, American Family Voices, Americans for Tax Fairness, and the Agenda Project Action Fund launched a video parody entitled ‘Inversion, from Pfizer, the Makers of Viagra.’ Now, I may be biased — I’m the president of […]