The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates and the RATE Coalition to Hold Event in Support of Comprehensive Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM., the RATE Coalition and the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates will host a joint press conference to advocate for tax reform that will benefit all U.S. businesses through the creation of a fairer tax system with lower tax rates for both corporations and businesses that pay taxes using individual rates.

Who: RATE Coalition Co-Chairs James P. Pinkerton and Elaine Kamarck and Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates Co-Chairs Dan Danner and Bill Hughes

What: Press conference to discuss reforming the tax code for American businesses.

When: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Where: Cannon House Office Building Room 121

Contact:
Colin Dunn
1 202 559 0290
media@ratecoalition.com

Jeffrey Birnbaum
1 202 661 6367
jbirnbaum@bgrpr.com

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 http://faireffectivetaxrates.com/.

About the RATE Coalition:

RATE is a coalition of 32 companies and organizations advocating for sensible corporate tax reform. Making the tax code fairer and simpler will help spur job growth and stimulate the U.S. economy, and make us more competitive globally. RATE members currently include: AT&T, Altria Client Services Inc., Association of American Railroads, Babcock & Wilcox, Boeing, Brown Forman, Capital One, Cox Enterprises, CVS Caremark, FedEx, Ford, GAP Inc., General Dynamics, Home Depot, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Liberty Media, Lockheed Martin, Macy’s, National Retail Federation, Nike, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, Reynolds American, Southern Company Time Warner Cable, T-Mobile, UPS, Verizon, Viacom, Walt Disney and Walmart. RATE members and affiliated companies represent over 30 million employees in all 50 states and support innumerable numbers of suppliers and small businesses. More information about the coalition is available at www.RATEcoalition.com.