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Our Purpose

Make the Federal tax system fair for everyone who pays their taxes

      • Most people pay their taxes
      • Some people don’t
      • That’s not fair

The Problem

$574 Billion PER YEAR in unpaid taxes

      • A minority of taxpayers fail to pay what they legally owe. This unpaid amount – the Tax Gap – is more than all the income tax paid by 90% of individual taxpayers.
      • Most of the Tax Gap is from high income taxpayers not paying what they owe.
      • This is unfair to every compliant taxpayer.
      • Before we raise taxes on those already paying what they owe, we should collect from those who are not paying.

The Solution

A practical plan to shrink the Tax Gap

  •    Our plan raises $1.4 trillion over 10 years without raising taxes on any compliant taxpayer.
    This is almost as much as President-Elect Biden’s tax plan would raise from increasing individual income and social security taxes.

    Our plan includes three practical steps:
            • Use Modern technology to improve service and identify unreported income
            • Ensure all income is reported to the IRS
            • Provide IRS resources to collect what we know is owed.

It’s only fair – before raising taxes, we should collect the taxes already on the books.

Look Who Agrees

Leaders from across the political spectrum and business community support this plan.

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A Tool to Reduce Growing Budget Deficits? The Collection of Unpaid Taxes
Committee for Economic Development, The Conference Board - CED Trustee Briefing - 3/31/21
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A new attack on Biden's stimulus gives Democrats a way to call the GOP's bluff
Washington Post Opinion by Greg Sargent - 3/11/21
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IRS chief says some $1T in taxes going uncollected annually
Politico: Tax by Aaron Lorenzo - 4/13/21
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How Biden Funds His Next Bill: Shrink the $7.5 Trillion Tax Gap
New York Times Op Ed - Chye-Ching Huang - 3/10/20
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How to Collect $1.4 Trillion in Unpaid Taxes
New York Times Editorial Board Opinion - 3/20/2021
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Here is our proposal to shrink the Tax Gap and make it easier for tax payers to deal with the IRS.

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