Americans for Tax Fairness

Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse campaign of more than 425 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This requires big corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, not to live by their own set of rules.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, September 28, 2020
ATF Statement on Trump Tax-Dodging Scandal Revealed by the New York Times
Yesterday, the New York Times released a major investigative story about President Trump’s taxes, showing that in 11 out of 18 years from 2000 to 2017 he paid no federal income taxes. He paid a paltry $750 in 2016, the year he first ran for president, and again in 2017, his first year in office,...
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Billionaire Wealth Grew by $845 Billion, or 29%, as America Struggled Through First Six Months of Pandemic
Half a year into a paralyzing pandemic that has cost millions of Americans their livelihoods and lives, the nation’s 643 billionaires have racked up $845 billion in collective wealth gains, a 29% leap since March 18. America’s billionaires reached this startling milestone of wealth accumulation...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
TAX DAY: Billionaires Wealth Growth Exceeds State Budget Deficits
In about half the states in America the growth in the fortunes of local billionaires during the pandemic exceeds—in many cases, dwarfs—the combined gaps forecast for state budgets in 2020 and 2021 caused by the medical and financial crises. This startling contrast of private gain with public pain...
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Art of the Scam: Trump Threatens Cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid to Pay for More Tax Cuts for the Rich
In a televised interview early today , President Trump, when asked about “entitlement” programs, said he would “take a look at” so-called “entitlement” programs later this year and called it “the easiest of all things, if you look.” If there was any confusion about what that means, Trump in answer...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Day 10 of '12 Days of Tax Scam: Did 'Everybody' Really Get a Big Tax Cut?
“Everybody in this room?” He must have been speaking to a roomful of white people. Because the Trump-GOP tax cuts disproportionately benefit white Americans at the expense of other racial groups. In 2020, whites will make up 67% of tax filers but will garner 79% of the tax cuts. On the other hand,...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Sunday Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Failed GOP Tax Cut Law
Sunday, Dec. 22, will mark the two-year anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the signature legislative achievement of the Trump Administration. While President Trump and Republicans still proclaim the law a success, data from independent and authoritative sources overwhelmingly shows that the...
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Friday, September 27, 2019
Time to Eat Your Words, Sec. Mnuchin: Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Didn't Lower Deficit
Two years ago today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sold the proposed Trump-GOP tax cuts to lawmakers and the American public by making a bold promise : the tax cuts would reduce the federal deficit by more than $1 trillion. “We think this tax plan will cut down the deficits by a trillion...
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Presidential Candidates Update Tax Plans, Propose Tax Increases on Wealthy & Corporations
Democratic presidential candidates continue to propose new progressive tax reform plans and refine previous ones to raise trillions in revenue to address critical needs including healthcare, the high cost of prescription drugs, wealth inequality and climate change. The ATFAF website that tracks the...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
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 today of the TRUST ACT, which authorizes state officials to share tax return information of elected officials upon a request from Congressional Committees: “Today’s...
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