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.

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Comment, Letters to CongressJul 18, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Indexing Capital Gains Basis for Inflation

This letter was sent to Secretary Mnuchin in support of indexing capital gains basis for inflation.

Press ReleaseJul 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Passage of House Legislation That Would Repeal “Cadillac Tax”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 748, the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.” The Chamber issued a key vote in support of passage of the bill.

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on Tax Protocols

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate, urging the ratification of several tax protocols before the Senate.

Press ReleaseJul 10, 2019 - 8:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on France's Digital Services Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — John Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today in response to France's proposed digital services tax.

TestimonyJun 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Need to Revitalize Transatlantic Trade Relations

Oral Testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment hearing on the Transatlantic Policy Impacts of the U.S.-EU Trade Conflict

Letters to CongressJun 20, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Tax Treaties

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, supporting a number of tax treaties before the Committee.

Letters to CongressJun 12, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting H.R. 2313, "Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act"

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means, supporting H.R. 2313, the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act.

Above the FoldMay 30, 2019 - 1:30pm
A "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" sign on a podium at a news conference after the House of Representatives voted on the tax reform bill in 2017.

Congressional Research Service Downplays Tax Reform’s Impact on the Economy

Its analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains erroneous or slanted statements.

Letters to CongressMay 06, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 978 and H.R. 2213, "Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Jobs Act"

This letter was sent to the U.S. Congress supporting H.R. 2213 and S. 978, the “Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Jobs Act.”