Tell your U.S. representative: Corporate wrongdoing shouldn't be a tax write-off

There's a problem with our tax laws: A settlement that pays out "restitution" to those harmed by a company's actions makes that company eligible for a tax deduction.

That means pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson are allowed to deduct from their taxes money they've proposed paying to compensate communities impacted by the opioid epidemic.

We're calling on Congress to pass legislation compelling the Internal Revenue Service to revise the rule allowing companies to claim tax write-offs for money paid in restitution. Will you join us?

Subject: Support legislation compelling the IRS to stop tax write-offs for restitution settlements