ATF in the News

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 […]

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.