Tax Reform Coalition Commends Tax-Writing Chairmen for Bringing Tax Reform to Memphis

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates released the following statement regarding Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp’s visit to Memphis on September 9:

“The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates applauds the chairmen of the tax-writing committees in Congress for continuing their cross-country campaign for tax reform with a stop today in Memphis. Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp plan to visit a small family-owned business and FedEx to illustrate that the federal tax system is broken for both large and small businesses paying corporate and individual rates. We hope Sen. Baucus and Rep. Camp gain the support they need in Tennessee and elsewhere to pass comprehensive tax reform.”

About the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates:
The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is a diverse group of national, regional and state associations representing more than 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. More information about the coalition is available at

Jeffrey Birnbaum