News Releases

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]