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

Litigation UpdateMay 17, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That a Pre-enforcement Challenge to Certain IRS Reporting Requirements Is Not Barred by the Anti-injunction Act, Even Though Violation of Those Requirements May Result in a Tax Penalty

The Supreme Court unanimously held that the Anti-Injunction Act does not bar pre-enforcement challenges to regulatory requirements that are not themselves taxes, but are enforced through tax penalties.  The Anti-Injunction Act narrowly, but powerfully, forbids lawsuits undertaken for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any federal tax. 

Above the FoldMay 13, 2021 - 9:15am
Business owner wearing a facemask while bookkeeping at a restaurant using a laptop during the COVID-19 pandemic

Raising the Capital Gains Tax: Who Does it Really Hurt?

The Biden Administration's proposed tax increases ignore the millions of Americans who will pay the price of the proposed tax increases.

Letters to CongressMay 12, 2021 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Financial Services Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Financial Services Committee, on a markup the committee is holding on May 12.

ArticleMay 03, 2021 - 3:45pm
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The Facts About the Chamber’s Political Endorsements

The ideas and policies Members of Congress support are what matter, not their party designation. And we are watching.

Above the FoldApr 30, 2021 - 2:45pm
Small businesses along Main Street in America

Small Business Would Be Hit Hard by Corporate Tax Increase

Over one million small businesses would see their tax bills increase significantly with a corporate income tax raise.

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.