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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 FoldAug 08, 2017 - 9:00am
Breaking up with taxes

5 Things I Hate About the Tax Code

Hey tax code -- it's over.

CommentAug 07, 2017 - 2:45pm

Comment Letter on Implementation of Executive Order 13789: Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed additional comments on Notice 2017-38, in response to the administration’s April 21st executive order seeking to identify and reduce tax regulatory burdens.

Press ReleaseJul 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds ‘Big Six’ Unity on Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement regarding the tax reform principles released today by Congress and the Trump administration:

ArticleJul 25, 2017 - 10:15am

Here’s How Congress Can Make Audits Less Painful

The Preserving Taxpayers' Rights Act would prohibit outsourcing federal tax audits of private taxpayers to outside law firms.

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.