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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 […]

WHY NEW YORK ASSEMBLY SHOULD SUPPORT TRUST ACT

U.S. Congress Needs to Know if Trump Violated Tax Laws This week, the New York Assembly may vote on whether the U.S. Congress will get to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. In light of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s refusal to abide by a lawful request to provide six years of Trump’s tax returns to the […]

ATF Statement in Support of Rep. Neal’s Subpoenas To Mnuchin, IRS Commissioner

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans For Tax Fairness, released the following statement today concerning the issuing of subpoenas by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig for refusing to turn over six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns as requested: “This is […]

WE CAN AFF0RD TO RESTORE U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE IF WEALTHY & CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES

Progressive Tax Reform is Key to Infrastructure Week’s Message of #BuildforTomorrow As lawmakers in Washington gear up for up for the annual Infrastructure Week starting May 13, they face a tough challenge: How to pay for a multi-trillion dollar rebuilding and expansion of our nation’s infrastructure? There’s bipartisan agreement on the need to repair and […]

BIDEN, BETO JOIN CALL TO REVERSE TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS FOR WEALTHY, CORPORATIONS

Repeal Could Raise Trillions for Critical Investments WASHINGTON, D.C. – In statements Monday, Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke separately urged rejection of the Trump-GOP tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations, a position that helped spur Democratic victories in the mid-term elections for the House of Representatives. While other presidential candidates have proposed […]

STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP MISSING TODAY’S DEADLINE FOR TURNING OVER HIS TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement on President Trump missing today’s 5 p.m. deadline for turning over six years of his tax returns as requested by Rep. Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. “President Trump believes he is above the law. He and Treasury Secretary […]

Tax Day 2019 Media Briefing Memo

WHY THE WEALTHY ARE HAVING A BETTER TAX DAY THAN MOST AMERICANS New Polling Shows Voters Believe Trump-GOP Tax Cuts Skewed to Wealthy & Corporations, Threaten Services WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tax returns due April 15 are the first to be filed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which became law about 16 months […]

WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS: 96% OF WORKERS STILL WAITING FOR PAY RAISE FROM TAX CUTS

Trump’s Tax Day Statement Says Just 4% of Workers Got a Pay Hike WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Tax Day statement touting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) this week, President Trump’s White House released a statement saying “more than 6 million workers received pay raises, bonuses, or increased retirement contributions thanks to the […]

NEW ATF REPORT DETAILS 40 REVENUE OPTIONS TO RAISE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR CRITICAL NEEDS

Tax Day Report and Online Calculator Show How Corporations & Wealthy Could Pay Fair Share Americans for Tax Fairness today released a 65-page report detailing about 40 progressive tax reform and revenue options that would make the tax system much fairer and could raise trillions of dollars for critical needs like protecting and strengthening Medicare […]

STATEMENT ON REP. NEAL’S REQUEST FOR TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement on Rep. Richard Neal’s request today for six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. “Rep. Neal has done the right thing by requesting the president’s tax returns and deserves our thanks. The legal justification for his request is narrow and focused on whether the […]