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Nov 29, 2017, 07:00 ET NTU'S Pete Sepp Joins Arizona Senator Jeff Flake for Tax Reform Town Hall

Recently, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp joined Arizona Senator Jeff Flake for an employee town hall on tax reform at Geco, an...


Mar 30, 2016, 11:17 ET NTU Media Call on House Discussion Draft for Puerto Rico

Today, March 30 at 2:30pm EDT, NTU President Pete Sepp will host legal scholar Logan Beirne of Yale Law School to analyze the Discussion Draft of the ...


Feb 10, 2015, 09:57 ET 68 Policy Leaders Issue Letter to Congress Urging Comprehensive Tax Reform Now

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) President Pete Sepp and a broad group of 68 policy leaders and advocacy groups from across the country, today wrote to ...


Apr 15, 2014, 12:05 ET $224 Billion, 6.1 Billion Hours, Lost to Complex Tax Code According to New National Taxpayers Union Study

Today, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) released its 16th annual study of tax complexity in the U.S. This year's analysis found the economy lost $224...


Oct 11, 2013, 11:13 ET New Grassroots Campaign to Congress: Don't Deal Away Budget Caps!

As the President and Congress negotiate on the debt ceiling and funding the government, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has launched a new grassroots...


Sep 12, 2013, 03:12 ET New Poll Shows Dislike of Internet Sales Tax across Demographic, Partisan Lines

A new survey commissioned by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and the R Street Institute finds that the American people overwhelmingly oppose new...


Jun 04, 2013, 03:16 ET Free Market Groups' Study Shows How Conservatives Can Reform Pentagon Budget; Offers 100 Savings Options Totaling $1.9 Trillion

Is it possible to defend America's national interests and defend taxpayers' wallets at the same time? According to a joint report released today from ...


Feb 14, 2013, 04:20 ET Taxpayers, Businesses, and Economy Will Suffer Under New Internet Sales Tax Bill, Citizen Group Warns

Valentine's Day couldn't be a worse occasion for Members of Congress to jilt consumers, businesses, and the U.S. Constitution, but they are trying...


Dec 12, 2012, 05:15 ET 185 Economists Warn Congress: "Fiscal Cliff" Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage

As Washington remains engaged in a war on words over the impending "Fiscal Cliff," an open letter from 184 leading economists released today is...


Jun 14, 2012, 03:56 ET Study Calls for Replacing Four Members of the G20, Including Argentina and Indonesia

The Group of 20, the powerful international organization whose heads of state will meet next week in Mexico to discuss the global economy, needs to...


May 08, 2012, 10:44 ET 101 Economists Warn: Overzealous Anti-Trust Investigation of Google Threatens Consumer Choice and Market Innovation

Today, the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and other key policymakers, signed by 101...


Apr 05, 2012, 10:30 ET Taxpayers' Defenders Still Swamped by Spenders, Citizen Group's Scorecard of Congress Shows

Hard-charging conservative lawmakers helped to boost pro-Taxpayer Scores for both the House and Senate, but even they had a hard time overcoming the...


Mar 08, 2012, 12:28 ET As Government Probe of Online Companies Continues, Poll Shows Americans Highly Satisfied with Search Options, Skeptical of Regulation

When it comes to accessing the Internet, adults across America feel they have many options, and are strongly opposed to government regulation of...


Sep 23, 2011, 02:15 ET Fifteen Conservative Groups Tell Congress: Enact Federal Whistleblower Protections Now!

"Whistleblower protection is taxpayer protection" – that's the message headlining an open letter to Congress released this week, which is signed by...


Jul 29, 2011, 05:40 ET Beware of Fiscal Potholes in Congress's Latest "Main Street Fairness Act," Taxpayer Group Warns

Contrary to its name, legislation introduced today called the "Main Street Fairness Act" contains many unfair provisions that will adversely impact...


May 04, 2011, 09:13 ET National Taxpayers Union Launches Million Dollar Campaign to Fight New Energy Taxes

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has launched a $1.25 million television, radio, and online advertising campaign to oppose new energy taxes...


Apr 18, 2011, 06:26 ET U.S. Tax System Imposes Billions in Lost Hours, Hundreds of Billions in Lost Dollars, Citizen Group's Annual Study Shows

If time is money, our complex tax system is costing Americans plenty of both. By the most recent estimates, the complexity of the Tax Code costs...


Apr 04, 2011, 03:10 ET "Taxpayers' Friends" Surged but "Big Spenders" Still Splurged, Citizen Group's Nonpartisan Scorecard Finds

Even with many stellar performances from "Taxpayers' Friends," a huge chorus of "Big Spenders" belted out a tune of costlier government, according to ...


Jan 12, 2011, 01:20 ET Nation's Oldest Taxpayer Group Slams Illinois Assembly's Tax-Hike Vote; Predicts Fiscal, Economic Quagmire

Today's enactment of a 67 percent personal and a 46 percent business tax hike, on top of earlier passage of a controversial tax on online shopping,...


Nov 19, 2010, 03:08 ET Does the IRS Have a Check Waiting for You?

Whether they need more "green" in their pockets for Black Friday shopping or to get the family budget out of the red, consumers may have some good...


Nov 15, 2010, 02:35 ET Taxpayer Group Raises Red Flags on Senate Retransmission Consent Hearing

The 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), the nation's oldest taxpayer advocacy organization, today urged Senate Commerce Committee Members...


Nov 11, 2010, 03:00 ET Fiscal-Issue Ballot Measures Often - But Not Always - Followed National Election Trends, Study Finds

The votes have been counted and results interpreted for most of last week's Congressional contests, but what did the November 2 elections mean for...


Oct 06, 2010, 04:49 ET Bumper Crop of Ballot Measures Could Signal Major Fiscal Policy Shifts, Report Finds

Voters face many important decisions next month, but a large number of state and local ballot measures could have an especially profound impact on...


Sep 02, 2010, 12:52 ET Citizen Group Launches Multi-Million Dollar Ad Campaign to Stop Higher Energy Taxes

The 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) today launched an over $4 million national television and radio advertising campaign to oppose...


Sep 01, 2010, 05:46 ET Citizen Group Hosts Call to Discuss Campaign to Stop Higher Energy Taxes

On Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm Eastern, the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) will host a conference call to discuss a campaign to fight...