Anna Sheffer
April 16, 2018 8:52 am
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It’s April, which means one thing: Tax Day is just around the corner. Filing and paying taxes is always a pain, but this year, the passage of the Republican-backed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promises to change the game. Many are upset about the law because of the generous tax breaks it offers the rich while short-changing those who are struggling — including many millennial women. And if you’re among those who want to fight the system, you’re in luck because a Tax March is probably coming to a city near you.

The events have been organized by Tax March, which organized protests in 2017 demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns. Unlike last year, this year’s marches will focus on speaking out against the new tax law and the ways it benefits the rich. The Tax March movement’s website states that “any reform to the tax code should be about closing loopholes for the wealthy and big corporations and building an economy that invests in working families”

To find a march near you, you can visit Tax March’s events page and enter your zip code. With more than 100 demonstrations taking place across the country from April 13th to April 17th, it’s likely that you’ll find a protest nearby.

In case you need a refresher, the biggest change brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was a reduction of the corporate tax from 35 percent to 21 percent. As for individuals, the effects of the new tax law won’t be felt in full until 2027. According to analysis from the Brookings Institute’s Tax Policy Center, all income groups will see tax cuts over the course of the next 10 years. But by 2027, 53 percent of Americans will be paying more in taxes than they were prior to the passage of this new law. And those in the two lowest income brackets will actually be taking home less money post-tax than they were before the new law. Additionally, the law repealed the individual health care mandate that was passed by President Barack Obama, which could cause health care costs to go up.

In short, there are plenty of reasons to be angry about the new tax law. But thanks to the Tax March, there is a way to protest. If you want to see changes to the tax system, be sure to show up and let your voice be heard.

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