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Lee's Links for Tax Day 2012
April 17, 2012
Lee Farris, UFE's resident tax policy expert, has compiled a list of some of the best actions, information, and tools for organizing and learning on tax day:
- The 99% Spring is well on it's way to training 100,000 activists. Take the free online training here, and find a local 99% Spring event here.
- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) continues to provide excellent information on taxes. Their three-part series, "Thinking About Tax Policy," is a clear and easy to read refresher on tax reform. Part 1: The Most Important Tax Reform Chart, Part 2: Taxes Today Are Low, and Part 3: In the Search for More Revenue Start at the Top. Misconceptions and Realities About Who Pays Taxes (PDF) from CBPP is also an important read.
- Learn about six ways to restore balance to our tax system from Demos and the American Prospect.
- The National Priorities Project has wonderful tools for understanding where our tax dollars come from and what you are paying for. With Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), they're keeping track of how much the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest are costing us every minute of the day.
- CTJ also put out some great tools of their own this tax season. The Buffet rule didn't make it out of the Senate, but their report on it is still worth reading. Their research is featured in a new documentary on corporate tax dodgers; watch a preview here and find a local screening here. And while you're watching things, you ought to learn about Mitch who wants to pay no taxes at all.
- And please sign on to the National Education Association petition to close corporate tax loopholes.
Have a great tax day! Keep organizing, learning and sharing for tax fairness all year long.