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Associated Press: Trump tax plan stands to benefit the man in the White House

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This article on Donald Trump’s tax plan was published by the Associated Press and appeared in ABC News and  other outlets. Josh Boak and Bernard Condon wrote: Among the likely winners in President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan would be a real estate developer turned reality TV star who now happens to occupy the White House. The […]

CBS News: Who are the winners and losers in Trump’s tax plan?

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“Corporations are already dodging their fair share of taxes at a time of record profits, yet he(Trump) is trying to give them a massive tax cut,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of the liberal Americans for Tax Fairness, speaking on the winners. This article appeared in CBS News. Larry Light wrote: Who would come out […]

New York Times: Trump’s Tax Plan: Low Tax Rate for Corporations, and for Companies Like His

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“Yesterday, we learned President Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate, even though corporations already dodge most of their tax responsibilities while making record profits,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of the liberal Americans for Tax Fairness. “Today, we find out it’s even worse. In trying to slash taxes for ‘pass through’ business entities, […]

POLITICO: Instead of launching tax reform, Trump could ground it

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“In trying to slash taxes for ‘pass-through’ business entities, Trump is seeking to dramatically reduce his own tax bill,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, on Trump’s proposed tax reform. This article appeared in POLITICO. Ben White and Nancy Cook wrote: President Donald Trump on Wednesday will release a tax reform […]

Reuters: Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates

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Separately cutting the top tax rate for pass-through businesses, which account for most U.S. companies, could benefit Trump himself, said Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, a Democratic activist group. “In trying to slash taxes for pass-through business entities, Trump is seeking to dramatically reduce his own tax bill,” he said in […]

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Democratic resolution fails to force release of Trump tax returns; Reichert opposes

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“If this resolution fails, the public should know which members of Congress are continuing to allow President Trump to hide his business dealings and possible conflicts of interest, and the ways that he could gain personally from his tax (reform) plan,” said Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness. This article appeared in […]

The Tennessean: Don’t give me a tax cut that cuts people’s health care

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ATF placed the following Op-Ed by Stephen Price, Vice-Chair of Patriotic Millionaires, in The Tennessean. Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the taxes that pay for it would save rich taxpayers like me a lot of money. But it would also cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. That’s not a tradeoff I […]

Marketplace: What it might mean if Trump succeeds in cutting the business tax rate

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ATF Executive Director Frank Clemente was interviewed by Mitchell Hartman on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” program to discuss President Trump’s proposal to cut the corporate tax rate.  The interview appeared on nearly 1,000 radio stations across the country.  

CBS News: A Trump tax return revealed — here’s what accountants think of it

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Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, which favors taxing the wealthy more, pointed out that Mr. Trump derives his income from more than 500 business entities, each with its own income stream and tax filing. “It’s in those filings that you would see names and sources of income,” he said. “The tax […]

NPR: In 2005, Trump Was Hit With A Tax That He Now Wants To Abolish

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“Without the alternative minimum tax, Donald Trump would have paid a lower tax rate in 2005 than the poorest half of Americans — just 3.48 percent — despite income of more than $150 million. Trump wants to abolish the AMT. Now we know why,” said Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente. This article […]