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Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Commends Chairman Kevin Brady, the House Ways and Means Committee and Republican Leaders for Producing a Tax Reform Plan

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates issued the following statement:

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates applauds Chairman Kevin Brady, the House Ways and Means Committee and Republican Leaders for producing a promising tax reform plan. Our Coalition has long supported comprehensive tax reform of the kind that the chairman unveiled today and has urged lawmakers to view reform through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount that businesses actually pay in taxes expressed as a percentage of income. Industries now pay widely disparate effective tax rates, which unfairly distorts economic activity. Businesses should not pay vastly different…

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Tax reform and the bottom line

Staying focused on the effective tax rate and the bottom line is the best route to reform

– – Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tax reform lives. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Texas Republican, and other Republicans leaders will soon present a comprehensive plan to overhaul the federal income tax. Then Congress’ tax-writing committees, led by Ways and Means, will get down to the hard work of cementing the details.

The most difficult parts of the plan — the tax increases to pay for lower tax rates — remain in flux. That’s a good thing. Lawmakers still have the chance to find compromises that can soften the blow from big tax hikes….

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Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Commends House for Approving Budget Plan

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates issued the following statement:

 

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates applauds the House for passing the budget resolution, which is an essential step in approving comprehensive tax reform. Our Coalition has long advocated for comprehensive tax reform and has urged lawmakers to view that reform through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount that businesses actually pay in taxes expressed as a percentage of income. Industries now pay widely disparate effective tax rates, which unfairly distorts economic activity.  Businesses should not be subject to vastly different effective tax rates when they earn…

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Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Commends the Senate for Approving Budget Plan

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates issued the following statement:

 

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates commends the U.S. Senate for passing a budget resolution, a vital step in the process of passing tax reform. Now that both the House and Senate have approved budget outlines, the two versions need to be reconciled as soon as possible so that tax reform can get rolling.  Americans need and want tax reform. House and Senate negotiators should move quickly to devise a final budget plan so comprehensive tax reform can begin moving through Congress.  We urge lawmakers to view tax…

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Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Comments on new framework

Statement on Tax Reform from the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

 

“The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates commends Republican leaders in Congress and the Trump administration for producing a bold framework for real tax reform. We believe the plan makes major strides toward accomplishing an important goal: Creating a more level playing field for businesses of all sizes across all industry sectors. Lawmakers should continue the process and draft comprehensive tax reform legislation that treats businesses much more equally than the currently unfair system. Businesses should not be subject to vastly different effective tax rates when they earn…

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Congress, fix the broken tax code to strengthen American businesses

By Mark Allen

President Trump has said he wants to “cut the hell out of taxes” and for good reason. U.S. tax rates are among the highest in the world. The Gallup Poll has consistently shown that most Americans believe that federal taxes are too high.

But comprehensive tax reform involves more than simply cutting rates. The overhaul contemplated by the Republicans in charge would both lower rates and eliminate tax benefits. That means lawmakers need a better gauge than rates alone to determine who wins and who loses in whatever legislation they advance.

To be specific, lawmakers should view reform through the lens of effective…

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Statement about the Joint Statement on Tax Reform from the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

“The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates commends Republican leaders of Congress and the Trump administration for producing a set of principles for tax reform. We hope these concepts will soon be developed into comprehensive tax reform legislation that creates a more level playing field for businesses of all sizes across all industry sectors. We urge policymakers to view tax reform through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount businesses actually pay in taxes expressed as a percentage of income. Businesses should not be subject to vastly different effective tax rates if they earn roughly the same amount…

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Statement for Senate Finance Committee from the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates appreciates the opportunity to weigh in on the subject of comprehensive tax reform. Our coalition encourages you to pursue comprehensive tax reform and to view its progress through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount that businesses actually pay in taxes expressed as a percentage of their income.

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is a diverse group of national, regional and state associations representing more than 1,500,000 businesses, large and small, that support comprehensive tax reform.  Our coalition is bound together by the belief that tax rates should be reduced…

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Statement for House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Hearing

Statement for the record by the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

May 18, 2017

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates appreciates the opportunity to provide this statement in support of your effort to reform our nation’s tax code. In short, our coalition encourages you to pursue comprehensive tax reform and to view its progress through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount that businesses actually pay in taxes expressed as a percentage of their income.

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is a diverse group of national, regional and state associations representing more than 1,500,000 businesses, large and…

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Tax Reform Comment from Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

Effective Tax Rate Coalition Comments on President’s Plan

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates applauds President Trump for proposing a serious set of principles for tax reform. We hope and expect that these principles will spur Congress to act on this important initiative. As discussions move ahead and the policy evolves, we encourage the President and lawmakers to view reform through the lens of effective tax rates, the amount businesses actually pay in taxes. It is unfair for some industries to pay high effective rates of taxes while others pay little. In addition, we agree with the President that reform should treat businesses equally whether they…

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