Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Adds 250,000 Businesses

Tax Reform Proponent Now Represents 1.5 Million Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2013 — The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, a group advocating comprehensive tax reform, increased the number of U.S. businesses it represents by 250,000 over the last month. The group’s membership has grown to 1.5 million from 1.25 million since July 31.

The Coalition has grown rapidly since its creation in July; it doubled in size in the first week. Its newest national members include the American Trucking Associations, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the National Confectioners Association. Nine state retailer associations also joined, contributing greatly to the Coalition’s expansion.
“On behalf of the entire Coalition, I welcome the new members and the thousands of businesses they represent. New voices are needed now more than ever to encourage the tax-writing committee chairmen in Congress, Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp, to fix the broken tax code,” said Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business and co-chair of the Coalition.

“Our steady growth is indicative of the strong support for comprehensive tax reform among business owners across the country,” said Bill Hughes, co-chair of the Coalition and senior vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is a diverse group now representing 1,500,000 businesses, both large and small, whose mission is to educate Congress and key stakeholders that tax reform should be viewed through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount of taxes businesses actually pay. The Coalition intends to use the metric of effective tax rates to bolster the case for comprehensive tax reform that broadens the tax base while lowering tax rates for corporations and pass through businesses that pay taxes using individual tax rates.

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