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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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Recent News and Events



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Rossotti Letter to the Editor
Tax Notes - 5/31/21
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Why the GOP Made a Mistake Killing Off Biden’s IRS Plan
Politico Opinion by Charles O. Rossotti, Fred Forman and Fred Goldberg - 7/20/21
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Biden Financial Reporting Requirement an Integral Part of Plan to Address Tax Gap
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Off the Charts - 7/12/21
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The Current State of Taxpayer Service (or Lack Thereof) at the IRS
Procedurally Taxing Blog by Nina Olson - 7/14/21
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Briefing: Former IRS Commissioners on Shrinking the Tax Gap
Business Forward Podcast with Charles Rossotti and Fred Goldberg - 7/14/21
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The United States Forgoes Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Each Year Due to Unpaid Taxes
Peter G. Peterson Foundation - 4/6/21
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We Ran the Treasury Department. This Is How to Fix Tax Evasion.
By Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Robert E. Rubin and Lawrence H. Summers - New York Times Opinion Guest Essay - June 9,2021
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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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Business Forward Podcast with Charles Rossotti and Fred Goldberg

Briefing: Former IRS Commissioners on Shrinking the Tax Gap from July 14, 2021 (33 minutes)