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Taxes directly affect Americans by compelling them to surrender part of their income to the government, and indirectly since the taxing power can positively or negatively affect economic growth.

In the U.S., our tax regimes are in serious need for reform, both at the state and federal level. Our tax code fails to sufficiently incentivize investment, the primary driver of economic growth. And it hobbles U.S. companies as they compete internationally.

IPI believes that the purpose of taxes is to raise the revenue necessary to fund the legitimate functions of government while imposing the least possible impact upon the functioning of the economy. We therefore believe that taxes should be simple, transparent, neutral, territorial and competitive.

Because of its tremendous potential to stimulate real long-term economic growth, tax reform should be a top priority of policymakers.

August 9, 2017

Reviving Obamacare Repeal By Killing the Health Insurance Tax


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Two weeks after efforts in the Senate to repeal Obamacare were thwarted by a few Republican senators, there is talk of another attempt at taking aim at what is officially called the Affordable Care Act.

August 3, 2017

The Demise of myRA


We can say goodbye to the myRA program. But it won’t be the last time the federal government attempts to lure the American people into bailing out Washington’s unrestrained spending.

July 11, 2017

'You Dingbats Can't Go Home Until You Do Your Job'


If the GOP leadership were to postpone or cancel the August recess, members of Congress would have time--and a lot more pressure--to accomplish what they promised they'd do.

June 28, 2017

Deducting Taxes from Taxes


Through the federal tax code, we encourage higher state taxes by allowing the deductibility of state taxes from federal income taxes.

June 21, 2017

The Wrong Approach to the Border Adjusted Tax


The border adjusted tax should be evaluated based on its merits and effects, not simply as a pay-for. And if Congress rejects the border adjusted tax, it’s fine to go with tax cuts that are not revenue neutral.

June 20, 2017

Three Basic Tax Changes Paul Ryan Must Achieve


As House Speaker Paul Ryan works to save tax reform, he must focus on attaining at least three basic tax changes to jumpstart the U.S. economy.

June 13, 2017

47 Conservative Groups and Activists: The Senate Should Repeal All Obamacare Taxes

As the Senate continues to make progress on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, we urge you and your colleagues to include repeal of the nearly 20 taxes imposed by the law.

June 1, 2017

A World Without the CBO


According to Director Mick Mulvaney, “The day of the CBO has probably come and gone.” We couldn't agree more.

May 25, 2017

Trump's Toxic Budget Is a Cheap Win for the Right People


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

A tax compromise that Trump could claim credit for isn’t hard to imagine. Business would be pleased. “A quarter of a loaf is better than none,” says Tom Giovanetti, president of the center-right Institute for Policy Innovation in Irving, Texas.

May 17, 2017

If 'Comprehensive' Is Impossible, Let's Get the Main Thing Done


Congress and the White House should focus on the most important elements that would contribute to jump-starting economic growth.

 

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