Las Vegas Review-Journal, Congress must protect consumers from predatory businesses.
Letter to the Editor from Sophia Romero, Nevada State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Advocates: "If people are too afraid to pursue legitimate cases because they might suffer financially, then unscrupulous businesses will be let off the hook for preying on vulnerable Nevadans during this difficult time."
Public interest organizations strongly support legislation introduced this week that would remove an unfair tax penalty against consumers. “For too long, taxpayers have been subject to unexpected penalties when they successfully hold unscrupulous businesses accountable in court,” the groups said in letters of support for the new bills introduced by Sen.
NACA sends this letter in support of the End Double Taxation of Successful Civil Claims Act introduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. The bill would would ensure that American consumers are not unfairly penalized when they obtain justice for harm caused by bad actors by creating an above-the-line deduction for consumers who recover their legal fees after winning civil claims.
NACA publishes report on the issue of taxing consumers on attorneys' fees awarded under consumer protection statutes.