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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 […]

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 […]

Infrastructure & Taxes Talking Points

TOPLINE MESSAGE: President Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress have proposed to invest $2 trillion to rebuild infrastructure. The $2 trillion cost is about the cost of the Trump-GOP tax cuts, which mostly benefited the wealthy and big corporations. President Trump needs to tell the American people how he proposes to pay for the $2 […]

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 […]