- April 6 - News Advisory:
What: Press Conference
Just the Facts: Tax Burdens on Typical Families
9:15 a.m., April 13
National Press Club, Murrow Room
On Friday, April 13 at 9:15 a.m., in the Murrow Room of the
National Press Club, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will
hold a press conference to assess how much Americans pay in taxes.
The press conference will also examine the methodology the Tax
Foundation uses in computing what it calls "Tax Freedom Day," the day
until which the Foundation says the average American must work to pay
taxes. Last year, The Tax Foundation said it was May 3, but the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found significant flaws and
distortions in the methodology used to compute this date. In
addition, the Center noted, the federal tax burden on middle-income
families has fallen in recent years.
The Tax Foundation plans a release later on the morning of April
13. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities anticipates issuing
timely analysis of it.
Iris J. Lav, the Center's deputy director, will discuss Center
findings supported by data from sources such as the Congressional
Budget Office, the Treasury, and the Joint Committee on Taxation on
how much Americans are actually paying in taxes and the deficiencies
of the Tax Foundation methodology.
For more information on Friday's press conference, contact
Michelle Bazie or Jim Jaffe
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan
research organization and policy institute that conducts research and
analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an
emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people. It is
supported primarily by foundation grants.