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More Information about the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act:
Did you know that everyone who succeeds in challenging discrimination by settling with their employer or winning in court now faces a second form of discrimination? That extra discrimination is caused by our tax code, which causes money received in the form of discrimination awards to be taxed at a higher rate than other kinds of court awards. Our tax code operates so unfairly that some employees who win their cases end up owing more money in taxes than they received for winning their cases!
This additional discrimination comes in three forms:
Another negative aspect of current tax policy is higher settlement costs. Both plaintiffs' and defense attorneys support changing current law, because the parties can no longer designate a certain portion of the award as "nontaxable." This significantly increases the amount needed to fully compensate employees for their losses. This means fewer cases settle, and more cases go to trial, wasting judicial resources and clogging our courts.
Ask your member of Congress to do something about this unfair tax policy by supporting and/or cosponsoring the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act. Here's a tax cut everyone can support, so get started by clicking one of the links below.
CRTRA in Congress:
House of Representatives:
House version: HR 1155
Press Release (3/7/03): Pryce Introduces Civil Rights Tax Relief Act
Senate version: S 557
Press Release (3/7/03): Senator Susan Collins Renews Her Fight For Civil Rights Tax Fairness Act
CRTRA Elsewhere on the Web:
Organizations Active in the CRTRA Fight:
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