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Citizens for Tax Justice

Congress Should Keep Lights Off on Tax Package That Nets GE Billions in Tax Breaks

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Sometimes, the inability of Congress to get things done is a blessing in disguise -- like, for example, failing to renew a bevy of tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit big corporations and wealthy individuals.

Bait and Switch, CEO Style

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.

10 Companies Whose Offshore Profits Are Exploding

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Sending profits away keeps the taxman at bay. That's the motto that Apple, along with dozens of other companies, has subscribed to in an effort to...

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

'Romney Hood' Allegations Gain Traction

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax plan would decrease taxes on those making $1 million or more by an average of $250,000, accordi...

Time for a 99 Percent Tax Revolt

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

For the 99 percent of Americans who don't use lobbyists to bend the tax rules, Tax Day is a day for reflecting on why we pay taxes.

The Corporations That Make Money Off Taxes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Instead of giving money to the government, it turns out more than a few U.S. companies are actually making money off their income taxes. In a recen...

New Companies Love This Costly Tax Benefit

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business

* Accelerated depreciation tax break has bipartisan backing * Congress edges toward debate on tax code revamp * 26 compa...

GE Breaks Law, Avoids Taxes. Gets Billions From Gov't, Avoids Taxes. Gets White House Post -- Ah, You Know The Rest.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

GE has probably avoided paying its fair share of taxes in a "legal" way -- if the word "legal" can be used to describe a system where corporations pay for the privilege of influencing politicians to bend the law in their favor.

In the Public Interest: What Do Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Warren, and Barack Obama Have in Common?

Dan_Smith | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Dan_Smith

It's been a big week for calling out corporate tax dodgers.

Report: Pepco Spends More Money On Lobbying Than On Taxes

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Pepco is not only the most hated company in America. According to a new report, the D.C.-area electric utility is also one of the "Dirty...

State Income Tax Avoided By 68 Large Profitable U.S. Companies In Recent Years: Study

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Large U.S. corporations are not only figuring out ways to avoid federal income taxes, but taxes at the state level too. Of the country's most consi...

Tax Loophole Users, Companies with Negative Tax Rates, Exacerbating US Income Inequality

Michael Shank | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Michael Shank

The fact that companies are paying no taxes when America's working families are still struggling to winter what Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to recognize as a failed or failing recovery is a prime example of what is exacerbating income inequality in America.

Traditional Voting Fails; Alternative Works

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Saturday was "move your money" day. Wall Street banks won't tell how many customers they lost. But depositors, more than 78,000 of whom pledged to make the move, made their point. They voted differently. They voted with their feet and their wallets. And they won.

Tyler Kingkade

Small Businesses To Super Committee: Tax Large Corporations

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaig...

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

Not Grover: Who's the Progressive Counterpart to Norquist?

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Norquist's unparalleled influence stems from his role as enforcer. Armed with his (in)famous anti-tax pledge, he's the undisputed master of political arm-twisting. No one on the left plays that sort of role.

Pawlenty's Reckless Tax Plan: 10 Years After the Bush Tax Cuts

Chuck Collins | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty observed the 10th anniversary of the Bush-era tax cuts by proposing $2 trillion in additional tax cuts, primarily for millionaires and global corporations. Have we learned nothing?

Despite Profits, Surveyed Corporations Paid Far Less Than Legally-Imposed Tax Rate

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Kevin Drawbaugh) - Twelve big U.S. companies paid far less than the statutory corporate tax rate from 2008 to 2010, despite making sub...

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce's Lobbying To Extend Bush Tax Cuts Would Reap Millions For Wealthy Backers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The labor-backed advocacy group U.S. Chamber Watch is taking aim at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a new report, arguing that the indus...

Michele Bachmann's Very Bad Choice: Extending Tax Cuts for the Rich While Ending Unemployment Insurance for the Jobless

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

In the real world, there are millions of people out of work and getting by on an average unemployment benefit of $293 a week. And there are millionaires, who receive about $110,000 a year from the Bush tax cuts.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo May Avoid Paying Federal Taxes This Year

Charlotte Observer | Christina Rexrode | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This tax season will be kind to Bank of America and Wells Fargo: It appears that neither bank will have to pay federal income taxes for 2009. ...

Who Should Pay for Health Insurance Reform?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"Much has been given" to those Americans at the pinnacle of wealth. So it is only fair that "much will be required" when it comes to helping pay for health insurance for those who can't otherwise afford it.