National Taxpayers Union
About National Taxpayers Union
Founded in 1969, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) is the “Voice of America’s Taxpayers.” Our mission: to achieve favorable policy outcomes using the most effective pro-taxpayer team on Capitol Hill and in the states. Our lobbying skills, media savvy, policy expertise, and reputation for advancing pragmatic solutions are unrivaled.
NTU was a major player in signature taxpayer victories of the past five decades. We were there when the federal tax code was overhauled under President Reagan in 1986. We championed the cause for a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” in the late 80s and 90s. And most recently in 2017, NTU was the driving force behind the successful push for comprehensive tax reform.
In the years ahead, we will push back on unprincipled revenue grabs across the country, roll back unnecessary regulations, and encourage the investment, innovation, and free trade that will guarantee economic growth and promote a thriving free enterprise system. Additionally, NTU will work to cut out-of-control government spending so that tomorrow’s generations won’t face higher taxes or lower living standards.
Thousands of lobbyists work for special interests, but who speaks for your interest? NTU is the “Taxpayers’ Lobbyist.” We fight to ensure that all Americans are able to pursue their dreams without the heavy hand of government holding them back.
NTU is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) nonprofit.
IRS Again Fails to Protect Taxpayer Data
In a pre-Labor Day news dump, the IRS admitted to publishing 120,000 taxpayer forms in a public database. Names, contact information and financial information were all available for search and download on the IRS website. The Wall Street Journal reported it was able to find at least some of the information before government staff pulled it down. Bloomberg reports that the IRS knew the information was there since August 26, but there was no indication how long the information was available to the public.
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