Tax Fairness

  • A Fair Fight for tax fairness on Tax Day (video)

    Faced with the grim reality of North Carolina politics, this Tax Day, the NC State AFL-CIO arranged for working people to get some quality escapism and, with it, one way to settle the score between the People and the Powerful – even if it had to be done outside the political arena and inside the ring!

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  • Let’s get ready to rumble!

    North Carolinians, tired of paying the costs for the lack of tax fairness – the root cause of austerity politics in Congress and tax changes on Jones Street – will finally get a chance to settle the score between the people and the powerful when champions for both sides face off at a public showdown on Bicentennial Mall at 12:30 PM on Monday, April 15th – Tax Day.

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  • Save the Earned Income Tax Credit in NC

    The Earned Income Tax Credit is a powerful anti-poverty tool that must be protected by state lawmakers as they consider changes to the tax code. Unfortunately, Republican state lawmakers have filed a bill to cut the state EITC for 2013 and could allow the credit to expire completely next year.

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  • Ten years after Bush’s giveaway to the rich

    Ten years after George W. Bush gave away the farm in the form of huge, unsustainable revenue cuts that enriched the already-rich, we’re still waiting for those jobs to trickle down. Any. Day. Now.

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  • What could $336 million loophole buy?

    Republican lawmakers rammed through a huge new tax loophole for businesses amounting to $336 million in revenue lost to North Carolina each year! What would $336 million in lost revenue buy for the people of North Carolina?

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  • Republicans move to shield corporate tax cheats

    If you think basic tax fairness begins with profitable multi-state corporations paying their taxes, this latest action by radical Republicans on Jones Street to make being a corporate tax cheat easier than ever should give you pause about allowing them to retain their majorities come November.

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  • Nick Hanauer’s amazing TED talk on income inequality

    In a capitalist economy, the true job creators are middle class consumers, and taxing the rich to make investments that make the middle class grown and thrive is the single shrewdest thing we can do for the middle class, for the poor, and for the rich.

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  • New poll shows public support for raising state revenue

    Results of a new poll out this week show that the people of North Carolina agree with Together NC that North Carolina is worth it, including broad support for tax fairness.

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  • Tax Day Showdown in Raleigh (4/17)

    April 17, 2012 is Tax Day in the United States – an opportunity to reassess America’s priorities as reflected by who’s paying taxes and who or what don’t pay their fair share. Join our “buddy protest” on Tax Day outside corporate-villain and tax-deadbeat, Bank of America, in Raleigh.

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  • Good Question

    Denying that there is a class war or refusing to take sides in it doesn’t make it go away.

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  • Rally Against Corporate Tax Dodgers in Charlotte (2/26)

    We pay taxes on our income in this state and in this country. Why doesn’t Bank of America? Take peaceful action against corporate tax dodgers who use our infrastructure and cheat our citizens. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 26 outside a Bank of America branch in Charlotte, NC.

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  • Show Us the Money

    Pulling back the curtain on corporate tax giveaways A new report by the non-profit, non-partisan organization, Good Jobs First, consolidates public disclosure information about the corporate tax incentives and job subsidies doled out by state and local governments across the country. Many governments offer little to no online reporting of how much money is being […]

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  • Billionaires Get all the (Tax) Breaks

    Top tax rates plummet even as incomes ‘skyrocket’ The world has turned upside down. Over the past few decades, if you were among the richest 400 taxpayers in the United States, the more money you made, the less you paid in taxes. That’s the finding of a new report issued by the Center on Budget […]

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