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

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.

Press ReleaseJun 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

Business Community to Congress: Move Quickly on Tax Reform

The nation’s top business organizations urged Congress to reach common agreement on a tax reform plan and move quickly on legislation in a letter sent today to Congressional leadership. The business groups said that no other reforms under consideration in Congress are as important as pro-growth comprehensive tax reform.

Press ReleaseApr 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Trump Administration’s Tax Reform Outline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement regarding the tax reform outline released today by the Trump administration:

Press ReleaseMar 07, 2017 - 10:30am

Donohue Stresses Chamber’s Support for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

CORAL GABLES, FL —U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today outlined the business community’s vision for pro-growth tax reform at the organization’s Spring Board of Directors meeting. The U.S. Chamber played an instrumental role in the 1986 tax reform legislation, and plans to be heavily engaged in the coming effort.

Press ReleaseJan 11, 2017 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber President: Economic Growth Must Be Nation’s Top Priority

Business Community Optimistic, Realistic, and Ready for Meaningful Reform to Reignite Spirit of American Enterprise

Press ReleaseOct 13, 2016 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Final Treasury Tax Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Tax Policy and Chief Tax Policy Counsel Caroline Harris issued the following statement today after the Obama administration released its final Section 385 tax regulations:

Press ReleaseAug 30, 2016 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Latest EU State Aid Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement on the European Commission’s decision against Apple for tax arrangements with Ireland that are deemed to violate EU State Aid laws:

Press ReleaseAug 04, 2016 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Files Lawsuit Challenging Unlawful IRS Regulation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Association of Business today filed a legal challenge to the IRS’s immediately effective Multiple Acquisition Rule, which attempts to prevent certain corporate mergers that are otherwise permitted under the inversion rules under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Press ReleaseJun 24, 2016 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten released the following statement today welcoming House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady’s efforts to reform the federal tax system:

Press ReleaseApr 05, 2016 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Responds to President Obama's Remarks on Inversions

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments about tax inversions...