Comprehensive Tax Reform

American businesses are the backbone of our economy. They create jobs, provide goods and services that raise the standard of living, and offer economic opportunity for millions. Unfortunately, our current tax code has become a major obstacle for business owners to both create and expand their companies.

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Comprehensive Tax Reform

Background: American businesses are the backbone of our economy. They create jobs, provide goods and services that raise the standard of living, and offer economic…

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How the GOP Tax Bill Will Affect the Economy

By Parker Sheppard, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation, and David Burton, Senior Fellow, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies…

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Here’s How We’re Making Real Progress Toward Tax Reform

By Senator Mike Lee, Republican from Utah. It’s not every day that good news comes out of Congress, but last week the United States Senate…

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This Key Change Will Bring Money Pouring Back Into the US

By Sondra Clark, Managing Director of Communications and Grassroots at Heritage Action for America. President Donald Trump once called our tax code a “giant self-inflicted…

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Full Expensing and Meaningful Tax Reform

By Sutton Truluck, Research Assistant, Heritage Action for America. The Trump presidential campaign and congressional Republicans made numerous promises to Americans throughout the 2016 election…

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Cruz Highlights 7 Ideas for Tax Reform

By Rachel del Guidice, reporter for The Daily Signal. Sen. Ted Cruz thinks tax reform can help the average American. Tax reform is all about…

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GOP ‘Tax Principles’ Signal Strong, Pro-Growth Plan

Washington — Today, a group dubbed the “Big Six” released a broad set of principles to provide directions to a long-awaited overhaul of America’s cumbersome and…

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Republicans Just Made Tax Reform More Difficult

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst This week, the House Budget Committee released its long-awaited budget. It makes progress in some areas, and falls short in others.…

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Repealing This Obamacare Tax Would Signal That Tax Reform Is Alive

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst The Senate is seriously considering keeping Obamacare’s 3.8 percent net investment income tax as part of it’s most recent repeal…

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A Pathway for Pro-Growth, Fiscally Responsible Tax Reform

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst and Chase Flowers, member of The Heritage Foundation's Young Leaders Program. The tax code is in dire need of…

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GOP Wants to Pay for Tax Cuts with a Tax Increase

Last week House Speaker Paul Ryan assured the country that tax reform is still coming despite uncertainty surrounding the repeal and replace of Obamacare. Speaker…

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Video: Principles for Tax Reform: A Conversation with the House Freedom Caucus

Watch as members of the influential House Freedom Caucus lay out their principles for tax reform and the path forward in the 115th Congress. https://www.facebook.com/heritagefoundation/videos/10155382490189481/…

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Phased-In Border Adjustment Tax Plan Is A Non-Starter

Washington — According to reports, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) “floated a five-year phase-in to his controversial ‘border adjustment’ idea on…

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New Data Show That Ignorance of US Tax Policy Fuels Leftward Sentiments

By Elizabeth Fender, Market Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation. With federal Tax Day now here, taxes have been on many people’s minds and have…

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House Conservatives Ready to ‘Go Big’ on Tax Reform That Includes Welfare Reform

By Fred Lucas, White House Correspondent for The Daily Signal The House Freedom Caucus wants to “go big” on a tax reform package to include welfare…

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Business Owner Legislative Strategy Call 05/17/17

Yesterday conservatives working in the business owner community all came together for our monthly Legislative Strategy Call. During the call, we heard from Wesley Coopersmith – Policy Manager…

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President Trump’s Simplifications to Tax Code Are Key to Economic Growth

Last week President Trump unveiled his plan for the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” However, it still didn’t take long for…

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How to Talk Taxes in Simple Terms

By Beverly Hallberg, President of District Media Group If you’re in need of a great dinner party topic, try taxes. We pay taxes, we complain…

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Here Are 6 Reasons to Lower the Corporate Tax Rate Immediately

By Timothy Doescher, Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation & Karl Keyzer-Andre, member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. At close to 40 percent…

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Business Owner Legislative Strategy Call 03/16/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the business community all came together for a our Monthly Legislative Strategy Call to discuss tax reform and Obamacare repeal. During…

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Business Owner Legislative Strategy Call 02/15/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the business community all came together for a our Monthly Legislative Strategy Call. During the call we discussed the current Congressional…

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Congress Should Repeal the Death Tax

This Wednesday, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced legislation to fully repeal the federal estate and gift tax named the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 198).…

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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Colorado’s Internet Sales Tax

Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Colorado state law forcing out-of-state retailers to report their customer’s purchases to…

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Tax Reform a “First Priority” Under the Trump Administration

President-elect Donald Trump has been making a number of administrative appointments over the last few weeks. On Wednesday, President-elect Trump nominated a former Goldman Sachs…

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Heritage Action Opposes Special Tax Breaks for Renewable Energy

Members of Congress will return to Washington, D.C. after the Presidential election on November 14th for a lame-duck session of Congress. Historically speaking, politicians use…

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Internet Sales Tax Legislation Is ‘Taxation Without Representation,’ Conservatives Say

By Leah Jessen, News Reporter for The Daily Signal Conservatives are wary of internet sales tax legislation in the works that would create an “unlevel…

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Obama’s New Death Tax Threatens Family Farms and Businesses

Special Guest Blog: Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) We all knew President Barack Obama’s lame-duck presidency would be bad, but for the millions of Americans who…

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The State of Tax Reform in 2016

By Curtis Dubay, Heritage Foundation Economic & Tax Expert Tax reform remains a central issue in Washington because of its overwhelming necessity. Tax reform is…

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Video: What Pro-Growth Tax Reform and Conservative Health Care Reform Should Look Like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ev9fB2UU0 Watch Heritage Foundation scholars Paul Winfree and Ed Haislmaier, along with CEO of Juniper Research Group Chris Jacobs, discuss the impact that an outdated tax…

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Goodlatte’s Internet Sales Tax Plan Is Better, but Still Falls Short

By Heritage Foundation scholars Curtis Dubay and James Gattuso House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has reignited the debate over state taxes on out-of-state (mostly…

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Clinton’s Small Business Plan is More Government

Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will roll out her plan to make American small businesses great again, or in her words: “to support small businesses…

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Trump Calls for Lower and Equal Tax Treatment of U.S. Businesses

Earlier this week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled his revised tax reform proposal in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club. In his speech,…

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Government Regulations Burning Employer’s at Both Ends

Guest Blog: Jordan Alvarez The term ‘business owner’ is thrown around quite a bit – so much so that we forget it’s true meaning.  Business…

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Business Owners “Did Build That”

Guest Blog: Mark Adamson As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I know what it takes to run a successful company. I own and operate…

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Americans will Spend Almost 9 Billion Hours Complying with the Tax Code

According to the latest research conducted by the Tax Foundation, Americans will spend over 8.9 billion hours complying with IRS tax filing requirements in 2016,…

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Blueprint for Pro-Growth Tax Reform Released

Last Friday, House Republicans released a blueprint for comprehensive tax reform as part of the GOP’s larger campaign reform agenda named “A Better Way.” While…

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Heritage Action Praises Tax Reform Task Force

Washington — Today, the House Republican’s tax reform task force released its policy recommendations. Last December, Speaker Paul D. Ryan promised to “show what we would…

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Heritage Action Praises Tax Reform Task Force

Washington — Today, the House Republican’s tax reform task force released its policy recommendations. Last December, Speaker Paul D. Ryan promised to “show what we would…

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Senators Identify Key Problems with Current Tax Code

Tuesday morning, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing entitled “Navigating Business Tax Reform” chaired by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Witnesses at the hearing…

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New Treasury Department rules demonstrate need for Tax Reform

The Treasury Department issued new rules and regulations this month making it more difficult for American-based multinational companies to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes. Commonly…

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