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“In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

They Want Our Name!

It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That is, unless that imitation runs afoul with federal trademark law.

Since the mid-90’s, Americans For Fair Taxation® has owned and utilizes several FairTax® trademarks registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

These trademarks have been an integral part of our public awareness campaign on the need for tax reform, and in our educational efforts to provide information regarding taxation, tax reform and HR 25 / SR 122, “The FairTax Act of 2013.”

Currently, in the state of Illinois, the “A Better Illinois” coalition and others are conducting a high-profile public awareness campaign themed, "A Fair Tax." This tax reform plan promotes a differentiated tax system that subjects citizens to varying levels of income taxes.

This is in stark contrast to the FairTax®, which eliminates federal income taxes in their entirety, and replaces them with a single rate, national consumption tax.

Americans For Fair Taxation (AFFT) fully respects the right of individuals and organizations to advocate for the tax reform plan of their choice, using all lawful means.  We reject, however, any notion that advocacy initiatives may be conducted using any of (AFFT’s) federally protected marks, most especially when that advocacy causes confusion among consumers as is currently happening in the state of Illinois.

AFFT has spent nearly two decades building goodwill in and national recognition of the FairTax marks.

We will not allow that goodwill to be destroyed through any unauthorized usage of the same or confusingly similar marks for any tax reform plan except The FairTax – HR 25/S 122, and FairTax inspired and modeled state tax reform initiatives supported by state FairTax organizations.

We will always seek first to amicably resolve infringement situations while respecting AFFT’s exclusive right to use the FairTax marks; and when required, will initiate legal action to enforce our rights.

Until next week,

Cynthia T. Canevaro - Cindy

Cindy Canevaro

Executive Director

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The FairTax Act In The Media

Ander Crenshaw Doubles Down on the FairTaxSunshine State News

U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., is one of 10 Florida Republican congressmen co-sponsoring U.S. Rep. Rod Woodall’s, R-Ga., “FairTax Act of 2013” (HR 25) and the Jacksonville congressman, who has backed the FairTax since 2006, explained his rationale on Thursday.

“Every year Americans negotiate 70,000 pages of costly and complex tax code and spend roughly $265 billion and 6.1 billion hours filling out tax forms,” Crenshaw said “This amount of time and money can be better spent on growing the economy and creating jobs. Implementing a FairTax would help…

“The FairTax protects the poor and treats everyone equally: no exemptions, no exclusions, no advantages. People would be allowed to keep their entire paycheck and spend hard-earned dollars on ways that best suit them. On the business side of the equation, labor costs are lowered by eliminating payroll taxes, allowing companies to hire more workers,” Crenshaw continued…

Fair tax … or tax reform bills?Austin American-Statesman

I just listened to Senator Mike Lee talk a good game about helping lower and middle class income families. But he erases his credibility when he talks about his tax reform bills that add more worms to the current 70,000 page Economy Crusher tax code that has its foot on every one’s neck and an ear to all communications.

Any bill that reforms 70,000 pages also leaves the lobby money spigot wide open on K Street in D.C. when passed. Mike knows enough about FairTax to know it will cut off “Lobby Money” from K Street when passed. It will also create significant financial help for the lower and middle income families he says he cares so much about…

- Darwyn Hanna

Understanding The FairTax Webinar

With March's Additional Topic: The effect on lower income earners whose current effective tax rate is zero.

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific

Where: At your personal computer, anywhere!

Why: To provide a LIVE, interactive forum for people who cannot get to local meetings to learn about the FairTax and to present special topics that are frequently misunderstood or not generally discussed.

Who: Join Marc Manieri, Webinar Producer & Host from Orlando, Florida. Our webinars are vital to educating honest tax payers. We help build the knowledge base of those on the front lines as well as those wanting to know what the FairTax is about.

Join: To participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at

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The FairTax® Plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue replacement, and, through legislation to the repeal of the 16th Amendment.

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