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Tax Coalition Sends Tax Day Letter to Tax-Writing Chairmen Urging Comprehensive Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2015 –The below letter was sent today, on tax day, 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.

April 15, 2015

The Honorable Orrin Hatch                                        The Honorable Paul Ryan
Chairman, Committee on Finance                              Chairman, Committee on Ways & Means
United States Senate                                                  U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC  20510                                             Washington, DC  20515

Dear Chairman Hatch and Chairman Ryan:

We were disappointed and very surprised to learn from press reports on Monday about a letter received later in the day by individual members of…

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Tax Coalition Urges Senate Finance Committee’s Working Groups to Push Comprehensive Reform

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…

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Tax Coalition Urges Tax-Writing Chairmen to Support Comprehensive Reform Legislation

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…

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Tax Coalition Urges President Obama to Embrace Comprehensive Reform

 

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…

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Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Sends Letter to Senate Finance Chairman Wyden

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…

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Coalition Sends Letter to the Ways and Means Committee

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…

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Coalition Response to Obama’s State of the Union Address

For Immediate Release:

Contact:

Jeffrey Birnbaum
1 202 661 6367
jbirnbaum@bgrpr.com


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…

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Business Coalition Hears from Ways and Means Chairman on Tax Reform Plans

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…

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U.S. Corporations Pay 35% – A new study shows America’s competitive tax disadvantage.

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…

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Politico Influence: Tax Rate Coalition Nudges Congress on Reform

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…

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