Taxes

The Chamber continues to fight for a 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.

Tax Reform: Unleashing American Growth

Washington passed the first major tax reform in more than three decades. 

Explore the map to see how companies responded.

 

 

 

Priorities

 Tax Policy
  • Advocate for continued pro-growth tax policies in relevant tax legislation (e.g., tax extenders, technical corrections bills). 
  • Continue to work with the administration on regulations and other guidance to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 
  • Continue to work with the administration, Congress, foreign governments, and governing organizations to achieve a multilateral consensus on the taxation of the digital economy. 
  • Prevent rollback of any parts of the pro-growth tax reform bill enacted in 2017. 
  • Oppose anti-growth tax policy proposals.
Economic Policy 
  • Continue to defend the importance of central bank independence for sound, pro-growth monetary policy. 
  • Continue to advocate for responsible fiscal policy, including entitlement reform, deficit reduction, and debt management.
Economic Development 
  • Advocate for effective implementation and utilization of Opportunity Zones and similar economic development programs. 

Our Priorities

Recent Activity

CommentApr 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

Response to European Commission Consultation on a Proposed Digital Levy

The Chamber appreciates the Commission’s commitment to robust economic recovery efforts.

Letters to CongressMar 30, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the "American Innovation and Jobs Act,” and the “American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting S. 749, the “American Innovation and Jobs Act,” and H.R. 1304, the “American Innovation and R&D Competitiveness Act.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

CommentMar 25, 2021 - 10:00am

Letter on Proposal to Amend Directive 2013/34/EU (Public Country-by-Country Reporting)

U.S. Chamber submitted comments in advance of trilogue negotiations among the Commission, Parliament, and Council during which they will consider changes to current rules surrounding income tax information whereby country-by-country reporting information would be made public.

Letters to CongressMar 08, 2021 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Main Street Tax Certainty Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting H.R. 1381 and S. 480, the “Main Street Tax Certainty Act of 2021.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Above the FoldMar 04, 2021 - 3:30pm
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63% of Americans Oppose a Financial Transaction Tax

Why the Financial Transaction Tax would do more harm than good.

Above the FoldMar 03, 2021 - 9:00am
Corporate employees look at financial projections.

The “Fair Share” Fig Leaf

Rather than raising taxes, we need to focus on policies that will drive our economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Above the FoldFeb 17, 2021 - 12:45pm
Woman in corporate office going over financial documents.

Preventing Changes to GILTI That Hurt Competitiveness

Tax reform improved the competitiveness of our tax system – and proposals to double the GILTI rate is a step in the wrong direction.

CommentFeb 05, 2021 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Comments on REG-101657-20: Guidance Related to the Foreign Tax Credit; Clarification of Foreign-Derived Intangible Income

On February 5, 2021, the Chamber delivered these comments to the I.R.S. and Treasury on REG-101657-20, proposed regulations relating to the foreign tax credit.

Above the FoldJan 27, 2021 - 7:15am
Business financial projection documents

The Case for Preserving a Competitive Corporate Tax Rate

There is bipartisan agreement that an economic downturn is not the time to raise taxes. Here's why.

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.