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Solidarity Alert: Construction Industry Tax Fraud Day of Action

1 year ago
Charlie Sprang

April 11, 2019

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO invites you to join us in Trenton on April 15 for the Construction Industry Tax Fraud Day of Action. This event, hosted by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, is part of a nationwide effort to bring awareness to the issue of construction industry tax fraud.

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: IRS Building, 50 West State Street, Trenton, NJ

Parking Details: Street and Garage Parking at 132 E. Front St, 16 E. Front St, & 110 N. Warren St

Please RSVP to Anthony Abrantes, Carpenters Union Political Lead at 732-589-3014 or

Did you know approximately one in five contractors are tax cheats?

Corrupt contractors pay their employees off the books or wrongly classify them as independent contractors to evade state, local, and federal taxes. This scam allows them to lower labor costs and underbid law-abiding competitors.  

Construction industry tax fraud is costing the government billions of dollars in lost revenue. New Jersey alone loses a reported $26.3 million in state taxes each year. This is money that could be spent on schools, public safety, and infrastructure projects.

We all lose when contractors commit tax fraud—taxpayers, workers, law-abiding contractors, and insurers.


  • Protect tax-paying contractors and their employees
  • Support fair competition
  • Support law enforcement
  • Talk to your colleagues about this problem

It’s time to call attention to this crisis. Together, we must STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, and TAKE ACTION to stop tax fraud!

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