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60 Profitable Fortune 500 Companies Avoided All Federal Income Taxes in 2018

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy examined tax-paying behavior of America’s most profitable corporations and how corporate tax changes under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect the scale of corporate tax avoidance.

CEO to Worker Pay Ratio

How companies compensate their employees and executives matters.

Corporate Elite, Not Workers, Cash in on Tax Cuts

The 2017 tax law has fueled stock buybacks and incentivized offshore tax havens.

The Myth of Individualism and Wealth-building

This paper delves into and debunks these pernicious myths that have helped define too many of our public policies.

Public Policy’s Role in Uneven Economic Opportunity

The U.S. middle class grew significantly during the 20th century in part because the nation put in place public policies that helped families access economic opportunity and grow wealth. But the harsh truth is that, by design, these public policies benefited white communities most and often deliberately exclude communities of color.

Undoing the Damage caused by TCJA (Testimony)

A look at flaws in the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and recommendations to undo the damage the law inflicted upon low- and moderate-income people, while rewarding corporations and the wealthy.

Corporations Are Extracting Wealth From the Economy

This paper argues that public firms are increasingly extractive and unproductive, that shareholders and managers are reducing investments in the things that grow the economy, and that workers, consumers, and the government are being scammed. All of this hurts shared prosperity.

State Tax Policy Can Address Income Inequality

This paper by the Institute for Policy Studies outlines how states can address poverty and inequality in spite of the federal tax law.

Putting Shareholder Profits Over Workers Hurts Workers

This paper explores how this precarious combination has lined the pockets of the elite at the expense of working people.

Washington is Catching Up with the American People

This ITEP report outlines seven options for Congress to enact progressive, revenue-raising tax policies that the public has long desired, including the enactment of a wealth tax and strengthening the estate tax.