For Immediate Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2015 – The below letter was sent today to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee’s individual income tax and business income tax working groups The letter urges them to draft and pass comprehensive revenue-neutral tax reform this year.
March 9, 2015
Dear Sens. Thune, Cardin, Grassley, Enzi and Stabenow:
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is eager to work with you on tax reform. As your working groups begin meeting to discuss potential legislation, we urge you to place comprehensive, revenue-neutral tax reform among your top priorities. America needs to fix its…> Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2015 – The below letter was sent today to Chairman Orrin Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee and Chairman Paul Ryan of the House Ways and Means Committee by the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates. The letter urges the Congress’ top tax writers to draft and pass comprehensive revenue-neutral tax reform this year.
January 15, 2015
Dear Sen. Hatch and Rep. Ryan:
Congratulations to you both on your appointments to head Congress’ tax-writing committees. We at the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates pledge to work with you whenever we can. In particular, we urge you to…> Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2015 – The below letter was sent today to the White House by the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates. The letter urges President Obama to include comprehensive revenue-neutral tax reform as a top priority in his State of the Union Address on January 20.
January 15, 2015
Dear Mr. President:
For your State of the Union address next week, we urge you to make comprehensive, revenue-neutral tax reform one of your top priorities this year. The U.S. needs to overhaul its convoluted tax code to grow the economy and create American jobs.
We believe – and…> Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2014 –The below letter was sent today, to Chairman Wyden of the Senate Finance Committee
May 27, 2014
Dear Chairman Wyden,
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates congratulates you on your chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee and offers our assistance in your fight for comprehensive tax reform.
Our coalition is comprised of all types and sizes of businesses – large and small, corporations and businesses that pay taxes through the individual rate system. More than 1,500,000 businesses are members through their trade associations.
Our mission is one that we now know you share: The need to overhaul the broken income…> Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14, 2014 –The below letter was sent today to members of the House Ways and Means Committee. The letter expressed appreciation for Chairman Dave Camp’s efforts on tax reform and also expressed concerns that his discussion draft does not adequately address the disparities in effective tax rates paid by all types of businesses.
March 14, 2014
Dear Ways and Means Committee Member:
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates agrees with Chairman Dave Camp that the federal tax code is broken and that comprehensive, revenue-neutral tax reform is needed, and we appreciate Chairman Camp starting the critical conversation about tax reform…> Read more
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Statement by the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates about President Obama’s State of the Union address:
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2014 – President Obama’s State of the Union address was a disappointment for supporters of true tax reform. Our Coalition sent a letter to the President highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive, revenue-neutral tax reform. But last night the President fell well short of this goal. Tax reform must be comprehensive and address both the corporate and individual sides of the code in order to be effective. The large discrepancies among industries…> Read more
For Immediate Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2013 – The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, representing more than 1,500,000 businesses across the country, today participated in a conference call with Chairman Dave Camp of the House Ways and Means Committee to discuss the chairman’s on-going drive to pass comprehensive tax reform. As a leading advocate for rewriting the broken tax code, the coalition was honored to be invited to be part of the call, which the Chairman called the start of the “next phase” of his tax reform effort, which will include educating lawmakers who aren’t members…> Read more
Wall Street Journal
Review & Outlook
Oct. 27, 2013
Our readers know that the statutory U.S. corporate tax rate of 35% (plus another 4.1% average state rate) is the highest among developed nations. Yet the myth persists that most American companies somehow pay little or no tax. Now comes a new study showing that the tax burden is as punitive as advertised.
The tax evasion fable got new legs in July when the Government Accountability Office released a study concluding that the effective U.S. corporate tax rate is only 12.6%. The effective rate is what corporations actually pay after deductions and…> Read more
By Byron Tau, Politico Influence
October 16, 2013
The government may be shut down but the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is looking past the current fiscal debacle. The coalition sent a letter Tuesday to House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee members and staff urging action on full-scale comprehensive tax reform. “There is no question; the federal tax code is broken. Businesses of all kinds and sizes agree, what’s needed is revenue-neutral tax reform that simplifies the code by lowering individual and corporate rates and limiting or eliminating certain tax preferences,” the coalition writes in…> Read more
The ongoing effort to reform the nation’s tax code has taken a backseat to the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis currently occupying Congress’ attention, but a coalition of advocacy groups focused on lowering effective tax rates — the rate corporations and individuals actually pay — sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to continue on with reform efforts. The letter from The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates reiterated the group’s stance that tax reform can only be equitable if the tax burden is based on taxes paid rather than the sticker-price…> Read more