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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 […]

Admission of Self-Dealing by Trump Foundation Shows Why President-Elect Trump Must Release His Tax Returns

Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente made the following statement in response to today’s Wall Street Journal report that “President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation engaged in self-dealing in 2015 and prior years, the foundation said in an Internal Revenue Service filing.” “Today we learned that Donald Trump’s Foundation made illegal payments to ‘foundation […]

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Offers Private Gain, Public Pain

Donald Trump promised he would drain the swamp in Washington, but his proposal to repair our crumbling infrastructure will do anything but that. It’s the same kind of special interest giveaway voters revolted against on Election Day. He’s peddling a self-serving approach that is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway to rich developers and […]

ATF Urges SEC Disclosure Updates to Include Annual Country-by-County Requirement

Changes to the Security and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements for U.S. corporations should include annual country-by-country reporting on activities in foreign countries, urged Americans for Tax Fairness in comments signed by nearly 18,000 supporters. ATF also submitted separate comments to the SEC, which can be found here. “Without this improved transparency, corporations will be free […]

45 Groups’ Comments to the U.S. Treasury Department Supporting the Proposed Rule on the Estate & Gift Taxes Valuation Discount

TO:       Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury RE:       Comments on REG-163113-02, the Estate, Gift, and Generation-skipping Transfer Taxes; Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest DT:       November 2, 2016 The 45 organizations that have signed these comments, which represent tens of millions of members, strongly support finalizing the proposed rule that would […]