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Taxes

The Chamber is fighting for a smarter, streamlined tax system allowing taxpayers to make smarter decisions about how they work, save, and invest, and unleashing the power of American businesses—large and small—to create jobs.

Our tax code is a drag on growth, wages, and global competitiveness. U.S. businesses will increasingly struggle to compete around the world and remain strong at home if we don’t modernize our antiquated and complex tax code. 

To that end, the Chamber is advancing a pro-growth tax agenda to lower tax rates for businesses and individuals alike, establish a more economically rational tax base, and simplify compliance and administration.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldSep 19, 2017 - 10:00am
John F. Kennedy

History and Hope Mix for Bipartisan Tax Reform

Comprehensive tax reform, current edition, resembles the successful 1986 effort in many ways.

Above the FoldSep 12, 2017 - 12:45pm
Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist and Maxine Turner, U.S. Chamber Council on Small Business chair.

Small Businesses Know It’s Time for Tax Reform

It’s been 31 years since the last overhaul of our nation’s tax code in 1986, and America’s Main Streets cannot wait another 31 years.

Above the FoldSep 08, 2017 - 1:00pm
#LetsGrow Atlanta

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Tax Reform, Part 2

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is a cumbersome and complex tax code.

Above the FoldSep 05, 2017 - 11:00am
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Tax Reform Under History’s Light

Tax reform’s chances are better in this Congress than at any time in the past 30 years.

Above the FoldAug 30, 2017 - 9:30am
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What History Teaches Us About Tax Reform

Reviewing and respecting the lessons from the last major tax reform over thirty years ago illuminates the road ahead.

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks to reporters after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. President Barack Obama and top lawmakers from both parties reached a tentative budget agre

Inverted Logic on Corporate Inversions

Sen. Durbin and Rep. DeLauro are seeking to single out and punish a small number of companies.

Above the FoldAug 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Pushing Tax Reform to the finish line

Next Stop: Budget Resolution

No rest for the weary. Congress has finished, for now, with health care reform, bloodied and battered. Next stop is tax reform.

Above the FoldAug 14, 2017 - 9:00am
The case for tax reform

Tax Reform: Hard Work and High Stakes Ahead

Congress may be on break but the Chamber isn't. We're preparing for the impending battle to pass pro-growth tax reform.

Above the FoldAug 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Tax Burden

Failure To Pass Tax Reform Would Have Dire Consequences

Pro-growth tax reform can do more to strengthen the U.S. economy than anything else.