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News Release: ITEP and CTJ Boards Announce Alan Essig as New Executive Director

March 6, 2017 03:46 PM | Permalink | For Immediate Release: Monday, March 6, 2017Robert McIntyre, CTJ’s long-time executive director, will retire and former ITEP executive director Matthew Gardner will be a senior fellowThe Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Board of Directors and the Citizens for Tax Justice Board of Directors are pleased to[…]

News Release: Treasury Anti-Inversion Regulations a Victory for American Taxpayers

October 14, 2016 02:06 PM | Permalink | The final earnings stripping regulations released Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department de-incentivizes corporate inversions and makes it more difficult for corporations to avoid taxes by loading their U.S. subsidiaries with debt. Following is a statement by Robert S. McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice: “While these[…]

The Distributional and Revenue Impact of Hillary Clinton's Tax Plan

October 11, 2016 04:29 PM | Permalink | Read this report in PDF.A new Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) analysis of the tax plan proposed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as of October, including recently proposed changes to the child tax credit, finds that the plan would raise federal revenues by $1.46 trillion over the[…]

Offshore Shell Games 2016

October 4, 2016 12:01 AM | Permalink | The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 CompaniesRead this report in PDF.Download Dataset/Appendix (XLS)Table of ContentsExecutive SummaryIntroductionMost of America’s Largest Corporations Maintain Subsidiaries in Offshore Tax HavensEarnings Booked Offshore for Tax Purposes by U.S. Multinationals Doubled between 2009 and 2015Evidence Indicates Much of Offshore Profits are Booked[…]

News Release: 367 Fortune 500 Companies Collectively Maintain 10,366 Tax Haven Subsidiaries

October 4, 2016 12:00 AM | Permalink | Stashing $2.5 Trillion in Offshore Tax Havens Allows Companies to Avoid up to $717.8 Billion in U.S. Taxes In 2015, more than 73 percent of Fortune 500 companies maintained subsidiaries in offshore tax havens, according to “Offshore Shell Games,” released today by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Citizens for[…]

The Distributional and Revenue Impact of Donald Trump's Revised Tax Plan

September 26, 2016 01:52 PM | Permalink | Read this report in PDF.A new Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) analysis of the revised tax plan proposed by presidential candidate Donald Trump in September finds that the plan would reduce federal revenues by at least $4.8 trillion over the next decade while cutting taxes for all[…]

News Release: 44% of Tax Cuts in Trump's Revised Plan Would Go to Top 1% of Taxpayers

September 26, 2016 01:50 PM | Permalink | For Immediate Release: Monday, September 26, 2016Plan cuts taxes for every income group on average, but some low-income families would see tax increasesA new distributional analysis of Donald Trump’s tax plan reveals that 44 percent of the candidate’s proposed tax cuts would go to the top 1[…]

News Release: U.S. Should Take a Page from European Commission's Book and Crack Down on Corporate Tax Avoidance

August 30, 2016 12:33 PM | Permalink | Following is a statement by Matt Gardner of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (the research umbrella for Citizens for Tax Justice) regarding the European Commission’s ruling today that the Apple Corporation must pay as much as €13 billion ($14.5 billion) in back taxes due to[…]

2016 General Election: Presidential Candidates' Plans and Records on Taxes

July 22, 2016 09:17 AM | Permalink | Donald TrumpHillary ClintonThe Distributional and Revenue Impact of Donald Trump's Revised Tax Plan The Distributional and Revenue Impact of Hillary Clinton's Tax PlanCommentary:Making Sense of Tax Issues Raised During the First Presidential Debate - September 29, 2016Trump's Extensive Tax Breaks Highlight Flawed Economic Development Strategies - September 29,[…]

Comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on the Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K

July 21, 2016 10:55 AM | Permalink | Read the Comment Letter in PDF.Re: File No. S7-06-16, Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-KDear Mr. Fields,The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plays a critical role in our economy as the agency charged with ensuring that our markets operate in a fair, orderly and efficient[…]

CTJ Comment Letter on Treasury's Anti-Inversion Rules

July 7, 2016 09:00 AM | Permalink | Read the 'Earnings Stripping' Letter in PDFRead the 'Serial Inverter' Letter in PDFCitizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) submitted comments this week in support of two parts of the Treasury’s proposed anti-inversion rules, the Serial Inverter Rule and the Earnings Stripping Rule, while also urging Treasury to take[…]

Lax SEC Reporting Requirements Allow Companies to Omit Over 85 Percent of Their Tax Haven Subsidiaries

June 30, 2016 10:21 AM | Permalink | Read this report in PDF.BackgroundOffshore profit shifting by U.S. multinational corporations is estimated to cost the federal government at least $111 billion annually in foregone corporate tax revenue.[1] In March, CTJ reported that Fortune 500 companies are holding $2.4 trillion offshore as “permanently invested” profits.[2] By shifting[…]

Ryan Tax Plan Reserves Most Tax Cuts for Top 1 percent, Costs $4 Trillion Over 10 Years

June 29, 2016 09:00 AM | Permalink | Read this report in PDF.A new distributional analysis of Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way” policies finds that the plan would: • Add $4 trillion to the national debt over a decade. • Overwhelmingly benefit the top 1 percent of tax payers while resulting in a net[…]

News Release: CTJ Statement on Speaker Ryan's Tax Plan

June 24, 2016 11:40 AM | Permalink | CTJ on Speaker Ryan’s Tax Plan:  Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Wealthy Never Have and Will Not Deliver on Promises of Economic Growth(Washington, D.C.) Following is a statement by Bob McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice, regarding the release of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax[…]

News Release: New Report Finds 315 Fortune 500 Companies Used "Stock Option Loophole" to Collectively Avoid $64.5 Billion in State and Federal Taxes

June 9, 2016 09:14 AM | Permalink | Tech Companies, Big Banks Worst Offenders When It Comes to Writing off Executive Compensation to Avoid Billions in TaxesNew Report Finds 315 Fortune 500 Companies Used “Stock Option Loophole” to Collectively Avoid $64.5 Billion in State and Federal TaxesFrom 2011 to 2015, the executive stock option loophole[…]

Fortune 500 Corporations Used Stock Option Loophole to Avoid $64.6 Billion in Taxes Over the Past Five Years

June 9, 2016 09:00 AM | Permalink | Apple & Facebook Biggest BeneficiariesRead this report in PDF.One of the most egregious loopholes in the tax code, known as the stock option loophole, allows companies to deduct millions or billions from their taxable income for compensating executives in the form of stock options. Corporations can take[…]

Guiding Principles for Tax Reform

June 8, 2016 12:58 PM | Permalink | Raise Revenue, Enhance Fairness, Stop Corporate Tax AvoidanceRead the report as a PDF.There is widespread agreement in Congress and among the American people that the U.S. tax system needs reform. Yet some proposed federal tax changes defy what most Americans would consider reform. This policy brief outlines[…]

Corporation Integration: A Solution in Search of a Problem

May 16, 2016 02:50 PM | Permalink | Three Reasons to Reject the Dividends Paid Deduction and Corporation IntegrationRead this report in PDF.Since the beginning of this year, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch has been working on a proposal to “integrate” corporate and shareholder level taxes into what he calls a single level of taxation.[…]

News Release: Statement by CTJ Director Bob McIntyre regarding the Senate Finance Committee's hearing today on business tax reform

April 26, 2016 11:04 AM | Permalink | For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Contact: Jenice R. Robinson, 202.299.1066 X29, Jenice@ctj.orgFollowing is a statement by Bob McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice, regarding the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing today on business tax reform.  “For many years, the tax committees in Congress have refused to[…]

Five Things You Should Know on Tax Day

April 14, 2016 01:41 PM | Permalink | Findings from Citizens for Tax Justice’s Recent ReportsRead this report in PDF.1. The nation’s tax system is barely progressive.■A new CTJ analysis shows that the total share of taxes (federal, state, and local) that will be paid by Americans across the economic spectrum in 2016 is roughly[…]

Who Pays Taxes in America in 2016?

April 12, 2016 04:00 PM | Permalink | Read in PDF                                                       Click on charts for high quality version.All Americans pay taxes. Most of us pay federal and state income[…]

Fifteen (of Many) Reasons Why We Need Corporate Tax Reform: Companies From Various Sectors Use Legal Tax Dodges to Avoid Taxes

April 11, 2016 12:31 PM | Permalink | Read in PDFThis CTJ report illustrates how profitable Fortune 500 companies in a range of sectors of the U.S. economy have been remarkably successful in manipulating the tax system to avoid paying even a dime of tax on billions of dollars in U.S. profits. These 15 corporations’[…]

American Corporations Tell IRS the Majority of Their Offshore Profits Are in 10 Tax Havens

April 7, 2016 05:42 PM | Permalink | Read this report in PDF.Recent revelations that a Panamanian law firm helped set up more than 200,000 offshore shell corporations has heightened awareness of the vast amount of income and wealth flowing into tax and secrecy havens worldwide. The countries through which this firm helped funnel the[…]

U.S. Corporate Taxes Are Below Developed Country Average

April 7, 2016 12:21 PM | Permalink | Read this in PDF.Corporate income taxes in the United States as a share of the economy are significantly less than the average among developed nations, according to an analysis of the most recent data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Data from the Treasury[…]

The U.S. Is One of the Least Taxed Developed Countries

April 7, 2016 11:41 AM | Permalink | Read this in PDF.The most recent data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that the United States is one of the least taxed developed nations. A tally of all taxes collected at the federal, state and local levels reveals based on 2014 U.S. Treasury[…]