consumer protection

Groups Support End to Unfair Tax Penalties After Consumer Cases

Publish Date: 
August 3, 2021
Type: 
legislative

Public interest organizations, wrote in strong support of the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act, S. 766, H.R. 4457, introduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Rep. Steven Horsford. For too long, taxpayers have been subject to unexpected penalties when they successfully hold bad actors accountable in court. The bill would ensure consumers in these cases are not unfairly taxed on funds they do not receive.

Groups Urge Congress to Restore FTC's Ability to Stop Scams, Refund Victims

Publish Date: 
July 19, 2021
Type: 
legislative

The undersigned consumer, labor and privacy organizations, representing millions of Americans, write in strong support of H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act. The bill would restore the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to provide refunds and equitable relief to victims of consumer fraud and deception, and to stop ongoing misconduct in the marketplace. 

New Bill Would Restore Tax Fairness for Harmed Consumers

Release Date: 
March 16, 2021

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act, which would amend the tax code so that individuals who win consumer cases are no longer expected to pay income tax on funds, specifically reimbursed legal expenses, that they do not receive. The proposal is similar to a previous 2004 amendment to the tax code that protects victims of discrimination.

New Bill Would Restore Tax Fairness for Harmed Consumers

Release Date: 
March 16, 2021

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act, which would amend the tax code so that individuals who win consumer cases are no longer expected to pay income tax on funds, specifically reimbursed legal expenses, that they do not receive. The proposal is similar to a previous 2004 amendment to the tax code that protects victims of discrimination.

Fact Sheet: Taxpayers Strongly Support Consumer Protections, Removal of Tax Obstacle

Publish Date: 
January 25, 2021
Type: 
legislative

Polling Results: A Barrier to Justice for Taxpayers Harmed by Corporate Misconduct

Recent polling data from Lake Research Partners answered two overall questions:

(1) How do voters view consumer protection and access to justice?
(2) How do voters view an existing but an obscure tax issue* once it is explained to them?

Letter to the 117th Congress Urging Better Consumer Protection and Accountability

Publish Date: 
January 25, 2021
Type: 
legislative

NACA urges the 117th Congress to (1) remove obstacles that block legal accountability for harmful practices, (2) ensure the tax system does not penalize harmed consumers who stand up for themselves, (3) encourage an active regulatory system that adequately safeguards consumers, and (4) strengthen consumer remedies and protections in critical consumer laws. 

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