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GOV. CUOMO’S SIGNATURE ON TRUST ACT IS ‘VICTORY FOR PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW”

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement on New York Gov. Cuomo’s signing of the TRUST ACT, which authorizes state officials to share tax return information of elected officials upon a request from Congressional Committees: “Today’s action by Gov. Cuomo is a victory for the public’s right to know. […]

Public Perceptions of the Current Tax Law and Taxing the Wealthy

Polling memo from Lake Research, July 3, 2019

ATF STATEMENT ON LAWSUIT FOR TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today on the decision by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to file a lawsuit to compel the Treasury Department to furnish Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns for the last six years. “It’s unfortunate that the committee has to resort […]

UNIONS, POLICY GROUPS URGE CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE FAILED PROMISES OF TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS

Recent CRS Report Finds ‘Discouraging Findings’ About Tax Law’s Impact Seven organizations, including Americans for Tax Fairness, AFL-CIO, Communications Workers of America and Economic Policy Institute, have written to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate tax writing committees urging them to investigate the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in light […]

Two Bills Take Aim at Making Tax System Fairer for Working Families

Tax Extenders Bill Before House Ways and Means Committee Today Will Begin Roll-Back of Trump-GOP Tax Law Two bills being marked up Thursday in the House Ways and Means Committee will begin the long overdue process of repealing one of the most egregious parts of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) while helping […]

DOZENS OF ORGANIZATIONS, TAX EXPERTS URGE CONGRESS: DON’T CODIFY IRS “FREE FILE” PROGRAM

Program Needs Reform to Protect Low- and Moderate-Income Taxpayers, Groups Warn Yesterday afternoon, a group of 35 organizations and 76 tax and economic experts wrote a letter to Congress to urge against codifying in law a program designed to allow low- and moderate-income taxpayers to file their tax returns for free but isn’t working. The […]

ICYMI: NONPARTISAN ANALYSIS CONFIRMS TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS DID LITTLE TO BOOST ECONOMY OR AID WORKERS

Non-partisan Congressional Research Service Report Shows Proponents Oversold Tax Cuts With Promises of More Investment & Wage Growth That Hasn’t Happened A recent report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service analyzing the fiscal and economic impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has confirmed predictions of Americans for Tax Fairness and other […]

VIDEO: ATF’s Executive Director Discusses Infrastructure on Fox Business

Our Executive Director took on Fox Business News to explain why a great way to pay for infrastructure is by making the rich and big corporations pay their fair share. The wealthiest among us got a massive tax break only two years ago… if we want to fund projects that help everyday Americans, well, this […]

ATF STATEMENT ON INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY ACT OF 2019

Small Financial Transaction Tax on Wall Street Trades Will Help Restore Fairness, Balance Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement in support of the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2019, introduced today by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), which would assess a tiny Wall Street sales […]

ATF: $2 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT MAJOR TAX INCREASES

Trump Supposed to Reveal Funding Proposal to Democrats at Wednesday Meeting A $2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and create millions of good-paying jobs cannot be funded without a major increase in taxes, according to Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness. As Congressional Democrats prepare to meet with Trump […]