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Post-Election Polling Shows the Public Opposes Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Wealthy

For a PDF of this document, click here. MEMORANDUM FR:       Frank Clemente, Executive Director Americans for Tax Fairness RE:       Post-Election Polling Shows the Public Opposes Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Wealthy DT:       February 7, 2017 Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are misguided in their efforts to claim a mandate […]

Tax Coalition Urges Opposition to Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

ATF report shows Mnuchin could get $3.3 million annual tax cut from plan he would be promoting as Treasury Secretary For a PDF of this document, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a letter to U.S. Senators today, Americans for Tax Fairness urged opposition to the confirmation of Steven T. Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary. “The cabinet post […]

Tax Coalition Urges Opposition to Delaney-Yoho Infrastructure 2.0 Act

Bill would be a tax giveaway to multinational corporations that have been dodging U.S. taxes by holding profits offshore For a PDF of this document, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Americans for Tax Fairness urged members of Congress to oppose the Infrastructure 2.0 Act because it would underfund infrastructure projects while exacerbating the problem of offshore […]

ATF Applauds Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Funded by Closing Tax Loopholes

“This ambitious and doable plan by Senate Democrats stands in sharp contrast to the phony infrastructure proposal put forward by President Trump” For a PDF of this document, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente made the following statement on Senate Democrats’ newly released infrastructure plan: “We applaud Senate Democrats’ […]

Robert Reich Video: Trump’s phony infrastructure plan

ATF joined with Robert Reich and MoveOn.org in preparing this video to expose the special-interest scam of Trump’s infrastructure plan.

Trump’s Proposed Treasury Secretary Could Get $3.3 Million Tax Cut Annually from Trump Tax Plan

For a PDF of this document, click here. Mnuchin’s claim that “[t]here will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class” under Trump’s tax plan is disproven by his potential big windfall Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary could be perceived as having the bank robber guard the bank WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans for Tax Fairness estimates that […]

Trump Tax Plan Would Let Tech Industry Permanently Dodge Hundreds of Billions in U.S. Taxes

For a PDF of this document click here. WASHINGTON, D.C.—President-elect Donald Trump met with CEOs of some of the most profitable corporations in America today and likely promised them a massive tax giveaway on their untaxed offshore profits, which would mean American families have to pick up their tab. A spokesman for Trump said one […]

ATF Urges IRS to Finalize Rule Closing Estate Tax Loophole

For a PDF of this document click here. Closing the “Valuation Discount Loophole” would preserve the integrity of the federal Estate and Gift Tax and generate up to $18 billion over 10 years, Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente said in testimony at the Internal Revenue Service today. The IRS held a hearing […]

Trump’s Treasury Pick Will Further Rig the System

This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Donald Trump ran for president claiming he would end a rigged economic system that works against working people. But Trump’s pick of Steven Mnuchin to run his economic program—including tax policy—shows his real plan is to slant the system even more in favor of billionaires like himself, […]

Mnuchin is the Wrong Person to Lead U.S. Tax System

Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente made the following statement on Donald Trump’s nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be U.S. Treasury secretary: “Steven Mnuchin is the wrong person to put in charge of the U.S tax system, which raises $3 trillion a year. “Not only is Mnuchin a member of the Wall Street […]