citizens for tax justice

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . a Tax Penalty!

One of the big political stories yesterday was Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney correcting his top advisor, Eric Fehrnstrom, thus giving us the accurate description of how the individual mandate to purchase health insurance will be enforced.  Yesterday Mr. Romney called it a tax and on Monday of this week Mr.…

How Everyone Else Pays for Big Business’s Tax Breaks

US  News and World ReportApril 5, 2012 Families and small businesses pick up the tab for egregious tax loopholes exploited by corporations By Joseph Rotella, Dennis Van Roekel Some politicians might believe that “corporations are people,” as former Gov. Mitt Romney declared last year. At tax time, however, corporations enjoy…

Debt Ceiling Deal

Below is a statement on the debt ceiling deal from Citizens for Tax Justice released 8-2-11.—————————————————————————————————- President Obama Breaks His Promise on Taxes Again The so-called “Budget Control Act” that President Obama signed into law today to increase the federal debt ceiling and reduce the federal budget deficit marks the second…

Talking tax haven abuse at the U.S. Capitol

About 15 Congressional staff and 15 others attended a briefing yesterday at the U.S. Capitol. They were there to learn more about how tax haven abuse by U.S. based multinational corporations is harming our country. The event was sponsored by the FACT (Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency) coalition.  I…

Help stop a bad business decision—Join public briefing call today

This is a crucial week in Washington. Congress is back in session and the White House is holding a meeting Thursday with Congressional leaders to discuss issues. One of the issues will be extending tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent of the taxpayers—tax cuts that will increase the deficit…