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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Our Priorities

The U.S. Chamber continues to fight for and support broad-based economic growth through effective tax, fiscal, and monetary policy. 

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. 

Recent Activity

CommentNov 11, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Comments on the Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One

On November 11, the U.S. Chamber submitted these comments to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One regarding taxation of the digital economy.

CommentOct 10, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments on REG-102508-16: Guidance Under section 6033 Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt Organizations

On October 10, the U.S. Chamber submitted this letter to the IRS and Treasury on REG-102508-16: Guidance Under section 6033 Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt Organizations as published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2019.

CommentSep 16, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Comments on REG-101828-19: Guidance Under Section 958 (Rules for Determining Stock Ownership) and Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income)

On September 16, the U.S. Chamber submitted these comments to the IRS and Treasury on REG-101828-19: Guidance Under Section 958 (Rules for Determining Stock Ownership) and Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income), as published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2019.

CommentSep 13, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments to Treasury on Corporate Filing Deadline Relief

On September 13, the U.S. Chamber submitted these comments to Treasury regarding concerns over the ability of businesses to meet the upcoming corporate filing deadline.

CommentAug 14, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Comments on Docket No. USTR-2019-0009: Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of France's Digital Services Tax

On August 14, the U.S. Chamber submitted the following comments to USTR on the Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax pursuant to Federal Register Notice (FRN) 2019-15081/Docket No. USTR-2019-0009, as published on July 16, 2019.

ArticleJul 26, 2019 - 4:45pm
Pension Crisis sign

House vote on multiemployer pension funding recognizes there is a problem, but more is needed

As the multiemployer pension funding crisis looms, its now up to the Senate to act.

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.