How does tax fraud affect me?
Construction Industry Tax Fraud is personal. The harm from greedy contractors and labor brokers trickles down to vulnerable families, local workers, and the programs and infrastructure we all rely on.
$8.4 Billion was lost in Federal + State Tax Revenue*
$2.98 Billion lost in Social Security and Medicare Coverage
Our local roads, bridges, Medicare, Social Security, and veteran services are all underfunded
$17 Billion is saved by greedy contractors*
Coerced labor takes advantage of the most vulnerable families. Contractors and labor brokers find workers trying to provide for their families and use them to become richer while they suffer. Cash payments and unreported work create creates larger profits for a few while workers and taxpayers pick loose out.
Possibly 2.16 million workers are misclassified or "Off the Books"
$1.74 Billion shortfalls in Workers Compensation*
$811.1 Million in Overtime not paid*
$725.1 Million shortfalls in unemployment insurance*
Basic worker’s rights are disregarded in favor of profits by greedy contractors and labor brokers.
Spotlight Washington DC:
Residents Pay, Underground Economy Profits
Speak Up! Take Action!
Last year, union families from across our region spoke out and asked State Attorneys General to enforce the laws in place to fight Tax Fraud. We have already seen progress and unscrupulous contractors have been investigated and punished for their misclassification of workers. As more and more of these contractors are caught we see more good contractors on local job sites fairly paying into our social institutions. This adds needed investment into our local infrastructure, schools, veteran’s services, and Social Security and Medicare. ADD YOUR NAME TODAY!!!
Tax Fraud Day of Action 2021: Virtual Speaker Series
Tax Fraud Day of Action continues! This year we will be hosting a virtual speaker series on April 15th to get the word out about the enforcement efforts in our region as well as the social and economic impact construction industry tax fraud has on everyone.