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

Press ReleaseJul 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Pens Open Letter on Tax Reform to Congress: ‘Failure is Not an Option’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today penned an open letter to all members of Congress demanding an end to the legislative gridlock that is holding progress hostage.

LetterJul 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

An Open Letter to Members of Congress and Congressional Candidates on Tax Reform

At this point Congress must more fully turn its attention to and accelerate its effort to enact tax reform, which will grow the economy and create jobs. We know many in Congress share this priority. It has been 30 years since our tax code was updated and American businesses and workers are suffering as a result. True tax reform is going to require compromise and give and take.

LetterJul 13, 2017 - 9:30am

Letter Thanking Chairman Roskam and Ranking Member Doggett

On July 12, 2017, Maxine Turner, founder of Cuisine Unlimited and chair of the U.S. Chamber Small Business Council, sent a letter to Chairman Roskam and Ranking Member Doggett thanking them for holding a hearing on the need for tax reform.  The hearing will take place July 13, 2017. 

Above the FoldJul 12, 2017 - 11:45am
Senator Orrin Hatch waits to begin a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Here’s the Chamber’s Tax Reform Roadmap

Not to sound like a broken record, but we would love to see comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform as soon as possible.

LetterJul 12, 2017 - 9:30am

Comment Letter on Tax Reform to Chairman Hatch

On July 11, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments on tax reform in response to Chairman Hatch's request for input.

LetterJul 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

H.R. 3138, the Tribal Tax and Investment Reform Act

This letter was sent to Reps. Kind, Jenkins, Cole, DelBene, LaMalfa, Reichert, and Torres is support of there recently introduced bill, H.R. 3138.

Above the FoldJul 05, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rep. Kevin Brady, speaks with Sen. Orrin Hatch before meeting with President Trump. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Pool Bloomberg

American Business Presses Congress on Tax Reform: “A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity”

Last week, the U.S. Chamber sent a message to Congress urging them to reform tax policy.

Press ReleaseJun 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

Business Community to Congress: Move Quickly on Tax Reform

The nation’s top business organizations urged Congress to reach common agreement on a tax reform plan and move quickly on legislation in a letter sent today to Congressional leadership. The business groups said that no other reforms under consideration in Congress are as important as pro-growth comprehensive tax reform.

LetterJun 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

Joint Business Community Letter to Congress: Move Quickly on Tax Reform

This joint letter, signed by the leaders of the Chamber, the Business Roundtable, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the National Association of Manufacturers, was sent to Congress urging them to press forward with the adoption of a Fiscal Year 2018 concurrent budget resolution including reconciliation instructions that would aid the swift passage of comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform.

Above the FoldJun 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
"Welcome to Kansas" road sign.

Kansas Tax Reform Lessons for Washington

Pro-growth tax reform can do more for economic growth than any other policy reform available, but only if it’s done sensibly.