As citizens working toward a fair and sustainable tax system,

our goal is to ensure that working people's voices are heard and influence the nation's tax policies.

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For decades, far too many of our elected officials have put the wants of special interests, corporations and the very rich over the needs of the rest of us. Now, lawmakers seek to cut taxes for corporations and the rich while claiming such policies will benefit working people. Collectively, we can raise our voices to stop the brazen, upward redistribution of wealth.

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The White House is considering cuts to
capital gains tax rates,
and it is refusing to help states and localities
pay for health care, first responders and education.
This administration is always willing to increase
the deficit with tax giveaways to the wealthiest,
yet it balks at spending that could improve
the health and economic wellbeing of
communities across the nation.
This deliberately misguided approach
will exacerbate inequality, hurt the economy,
and kneecap our health infrastructure,
just when we need it most.

- Amy Hanauer, Executive Director
White House Seeks to Exploit COVID-19 Crisis to Enact Unpopular Tax Cuts

Federal Tax Cuts in the Bush, Obama, and Trump Years

Since 2000, the top 20 percent of households have received 65 percent of all tax cuts.

That's more than $3.3 trillion in tax cuts for those who have the most.

About Citizens for Tax Justice

Citizens for Tax Justice focuses on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation. CTJ’s goal is to ensure tax fairness for middle- and low-income families. We work to achieve this goal by: distilling tax policy research so anyone who is interested can learn about what's at stake in the nation's tax policy debates; being a conduit for working people to collectively raise their voices and stand up to special interests, lobbyists and corporations; and using all advocacy tools available to ensure we ordinary people have a prominent voice in the development of our nation's tax laws.

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Phone: 202-299-1066

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e-mail: info@ctj.org

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