Issue: Fair Taxation

As a member of the Coalition for West Virginia Families, WV CAG is looking for ways to make our tax system less regressive. We support the Coalition’s recommendation that families making below poverty-level wages be exempted from paying state income tax and will work to introduce legislation accomplishing this objective.

On the other end of the scale, we must continually push for large mineral holdings to be assessed at fair market value in order to provide revenue for local schools and services. The repeal of the “Managed timber land tax credit” for large timber companies is a major priority of WV CAG.

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Action Alert Ciera Pennington November 17, 2015
Speak up before we are out of time
Time is quickly running out. Congress must pass a spending bill before December 11th to keep the government running and provide the programs that millions of Americans rely on every day. Congress has made some progress by agreeing on how much money should be spent on defense and non-defense programs, but there is still a lot more to do.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington November 11, 2015
Help keep vets out of poverty
Today is Veteran’s Day and we give thanks to the proud men and women who serve in our armed forces. We want to serve them back by ensuring they keep their benefits from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).More
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 27, 2015
Help working families!
The West Virginia state legislature has created a temporary committee to look at ways to improve our tax system. Tell members of this committee that West Virginia will be a better place to live, work, and raise a family with an EITC.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesPoverty
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 20, 2015
Upside Down
Our tax system is upside down – big corporations pay lower tax rates than small businesses and the wealthy pay lower tax rates than the rest of us. But one way that our tax system helps people afford the basics is by giving them tax credits for work (Earned Income Tax Credit) and for child care (Child Tax Credit). More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and families
Action Alert Ciera Pennington September 29, 2015
Time is running out…
During the upcoming legislative session, one of WV CAG’s focuses will be on passing a state-based earned income tax credit (EITC); this happens to be one of the policy proposals for the Our Children, Our Future campaign. We need your help to get the WV EITC on the 2016 OCOF platform! More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePoverty
Newsletter CAG September 22, 2015
Capital Eye, Fall 2015
Check out our Fall 2015 'Capital Eye' newsletter! More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyFair taxationOur children our futureWater
Press Release Gary Zuckett April 15, 2015
Tax Dodging Fortune 500 Companies
Citizen Action calls for closing loopholes on “Tax Dodging Dozen” Fortune 500 Companies who paid zero 2014 income taxesMore
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Action Alert Karan Ireland April 13, 2015
Tax Day Help Wanted
Citizen Action Group Action Alert   View / Comment Online WV CAG needs your help at the downtown Charleston Post Office on Wednesday, April 15! Come help us get the word out about who is and WHO IS NOT paying taxes, and about where those tax dollars go! We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to […]More
Issues: Fair taxationInequality
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG June 5, 2014
Offshore Shell Games 2014: The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 Companies
Many large U.S.-based multinational corporations avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to make profits made in America appear to be generated in offshore tax havens—countries with minimal or no taxes. More
Issues: Fair taxation
Press Release CAG October 13, 2013
Citizens to Hold Cease and Desist Action at Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s Office
West Virginia Citizen Action Group and other labor and social justice organizations will be issuing a cease and desist order to Rep Shelley Capito’s office asking her to stop going along with her party’s extreme politics that’s destroying the American dream.More
Issues: Fair taxationHealthcareSNAP
Press Release CAG August 7, 2013
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calling on Corporate America to Pay Its Fair Share
At a time when the 1% have demanded so much sacrifice from working people in the name of deficit reduction, we must ask something of big corporations. That means “revenue positive” corporate tax reform that raises significant amounts of new tax revenue. We must start by ending all tax incentives for outsourcing jobs overseas, which would raise more than $583 billion in tax revenue over 10 years.More
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorkers
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG August 1, 2013
Offshore Shell Games: The Use of Offshore Tax Havensby the Top 100 Publicly Traded Companies
Many large U.S.-based multinational corporations avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to make profits made in America appear to be generated in offshore tax havens—countries with minimal or no taxes. More
Issues: Fair taxation
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG April 4, 2013
Picking Up the Tab 2013: Average Citizens and Small Businesses Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Havens
Some U.S.-based multinational firms and individuals avoid paying U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens—countries with minimal or no taxes.More
Issues: Fair taxation
Banking reform
Press Release CAG March 21, 2013
Citizens & Workers Call on Congress to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes
Activists expose Verizon’s stashed offshore profits; urge Senator Manchin to support $1 trillion in revenue from the richest 2% and Big Corporations during Senate budget debateMore
Issues: Fair taxationInequalityWorkers
Press Release CAG March 18, 2013
Citizens Mark St. Patrick’s Holiday With A Call To “Put The Green” Into The Federal Budget
Activists expose Verizon’s stashed offshore profits; urge Senator Manchin to support $1 trillion in revenue from the richest 2% and corporations during Senate budget debate next weekMore
Issues: Fair taxationWorkers
Press Release CAG February 27, 2013
With Sequester Looming, Groups Call for Support for Social Programs
As part of a National Day of Action across the U.S., local social service and justice groups gathered for a roundtable discussion at City Hall with representatives from Senator Rockefeller’s and Manchin’s office to call for continued support for essential programs that help the needy and to look to the ever‐expanding Pentagon Budget for cuts.More
Issues: Fair taxationPoverty
Banking reform
Press Release CAG February 20, 2013
New U.S. PIRG Study Exposes the Real Cost of Tax Loopholes for WV Citizens
Revenue from Closing Overseas Tax Loopholes Should Be Collected Before Congress Makes Cuts to Education, Health Care and Other Vital ProgramsMore
Issues: Fair taxation
Press Release CAG February 5, 2013
Offshore Tax Dodging Blows $106 Million Hole in WV Budget
– With West Virginia’s Budget under heavy pressure, WV Citizen Action, released a new study by U.S. PIRG revealing that West Virginia lost $106 million due to offshore tax dodging in 2012.More
Issues: Fair taxation
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG February 5, 2013
The Hidden Cost of Offshore Tax Havens
When U.S. corporations and wealthy individuals use offshore tax havens to avoid paying taxes to the federal government, it is an abuse of our tax system. More
Issues: Fair taxation
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