Media

TRUMP TAX PLAN TO INDEX CAPITAL GAINS IS GREEDY, COSTLY, FRAUDULENT AND ILLEGAL

A year after first floating the idea of indexing capital gains to inflation, and then wisely shying away from it, the Trump administration is again considering handing the richest 1% another meaty tax cut at the expense of everyone else—and doing it without Congress’s approval. Besides probably being illegal, the proposal would cost up to […]

ATF APPLAUDS GOV. NEWSOM FOR SIGNING BILL ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Legislation Helps Restore Transparency to Presidential Elections Americans for Tax Fairness today applauded California Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing a bill to require presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release five years of federal tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state’s primary ballot. Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, said […]

‘WHAT IS HE HIDING?’ ATF STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S LAWSUIT OVER HIS TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today concerning the lawsuit filed by President Trump against the House Ways & Means Committee to prevent the release of his personal and business tax returns. “President Trump is taking extraordinary legal measures to block Congress and the public from seeing his […]

ICYMI: KANSAS REBOUNDS AFTER REPEAL OF HUGE TAX CUTS

‘Trickle Down’ Plan Failed to Spur Growth, Offers Lessons for Federal Tax Policy Last week, CNBC named Kansas number 19 on its list of America’s Top States for Business, a surprising 16-place jump from its 2018 ranking, making Kansas this year’s most improved state. Good news for Kansas, certainly, but the way the Sunflower State […]

ATF: APPOINTMENT OF FORMER FOX NEWS COMMENTATOR WOULD TURN TREASURY DEPARTMENT INTO PROPAGANDA ARM

Conspiracy Theorist and Accused Plagiarist Monica Crowley Unfit as Treasury Spokesperson President Trump’s decision to appoint a long-time Fox News commentator as spokesperson for the U.S. Treasury Department raises serious questions about whether the public would get accurate information about the economy and taxes from her, or misinformation and lies about the Administration’s policies. Monica […]

SUMMARY OF POLLING ON THE ESTATE TAX & TAXING THE WEALTHY

There is little recent polling on the estate tax. This fact sheet summarizes the few recent poll questions that have been asked and then reviews the bigger body of opinion research on taxing the rich in general or specific proposals, such as enacting a wealth tax of 2% on those whose wealth exceeds $50 million […]

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 […]