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

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. 

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.

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.

LetterMay 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Letter to Chairman Brady in support of Comprehensive Tax Reform

This letter was sent to Chairman Brady and the members of the Committee on Ways and Means expressing the Chamber’s commitment to comprehensive tax reform.

LetterMay 16, 2017 - 2:15pm

Chamber Comments on Executive Order 13789

On May 16, the Chamber submitted these written comments to the Department of Treasury in response to Executive Order 13789 issued on April 21, 2017.

LetterOct 24, 2016 - 10:45am

Letter on H.R. 6100, the “Protect Family Farms and Businesses Act"

This letter supporting H.R. 6100, the “Protect Family Farms and Businesses Act,” was sent to Rep. Davidson.

LetterOct 24, 2016 - 10:45am

Letter on S. 3436, the “Protect Family Farms and Businesses Act"

This letter supporting S. 3436, the “Protect Family Farms and Businesses Act,” was sent to Senator Marco Rubio.

LetterSep 28, 2016 - 10:30am

Business Letter to Treasury Secretary Lew on Valuation Discount Regulations

The below letter was sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew from more than 3,800 trade associations, state and local chambers, and businesses asking the Treasury Department to withdraw their "proposed minority discount rules," because of their negative impact on jobs, investment, and economic growth.