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 are organized as corporations or pay taxes on the individual tax-rate system as the vast majority of businesses currently do.