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

Above the FoldJul 12, 2017 - 11:45am
Senator Orrin Hatch waits to begin a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Here’s the Chamber’s Tax Reform Roadmap

Not to sound like a broken record, but we would love to see comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform as soon as possible.

Above the FoldJul 05, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rep. Kevin Brady, speaks with Sen. Orrin Hatch before meeting with President Trump. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Pool Bloomberg

American Business Presses Congress on Tax Reform: “A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity”

Last week, the U.S. Chamber sent a message to Congress urging them to reform tax policy.

Above the FoldJun 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
"Welcome to Kansas" road sign.

Kansas Tax Reform Lessons for Washington

Pro-growth tax reform can do more for economic growth than any other policy reform available, but only if it’s done sensibly.

Above the FoldMay 26, 2017 - 10:45am
Employee Amy Merritt prepares a flower arrangement at Flowers By Julia in Princeton, Illinois.

Small Business Index Should Remind Washington to Continue Pro-growth Progress

If there's progress on taxes, infrastructure, regulatory reform, and other issues, businesses will invest and grow.

Above the FoldMay 22, 2017 - 10:45am
May 18, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA: U.S. Invest In America Summit, featuring Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin. With Tom Donohue, and Myron Brilliant.    Photo by Joshua Roberts / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Just Another Week At the Chamber…

VP Pence and more.

Above the FoldMay 18, 2017 - 4:45pm
Chairman Kevin Brady's view from a House Ways and Means Committee's hearing on tax reform.

Here’s What Businesses Are Looking for in Pro-Growth Tax Reform

The House Ways and Means Committee held its first hearing this year on comprehensive tax reform.

Above the FoldMay 03, 2017 - 10:30am
Stock Trade Rising

What Do Trade Deficits Really Tell Us About the Economy?

What causes trade deficits? Whether bilateral, aggregate, short-term or long, understanding their causes is essential – whether they are harmful or not, whether they are the product of bad domestic policies or unfair foreign trade practices, or whether they are just a feature of a global economy much like temperature is a feature of the climate.

Above the FoldApr 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary (right), and Gary Cohn, director of the U.S. National Economic Council discuss tax reform.

Trump Administration Steps Up to the Plate with Tax Reform Plan

U.S. Chamber tax expert called it, "The start of the conversation."

Above the FoldApr 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Postcard LetsGrow

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Tax Reform

During the first 100 days of the year, we heard from more than 100 small business owners about what they're looking for from Washington.

Above the FoldApr 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
French voters wave flags while waiting for French presidential election results in Paris.

Even the French Get It on Tax Reform

With President Trump laying out his ideas on tax reform, Congress should take it an opportunity to push forward on reform.