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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.

February 23, 2017

Coalition Letter in Support of Full Business Expensing and Advertising Deduction


February 21, 2017

Explaining Conservatives' Decades-Long Support for Refundable Tax Credits


There is a reason why Republicans are coalescing around a refundable tax credit instead of direct subsidies for health insurance.

February 15, 2017

The Costs of Revenue Neutrality


Some argue that tax reform must be revenue neutral so that it doesn't cost the economy. But revenue neutral tax reform will have significant costs as well.

February 8, 2017

Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks


Successful tax reform will include efforts to protect the privacy of tax filers

February 1, 2017

The Economy Can't Wait


Getting the economy growing again should be the Trump administration’s number one priority.

January 31, 2017

Pass Tax Reform, Then an Import Tariff Only if Needed


The Trump tax reform plan would encourage companies to be bring their production to the U.S., likely mitigating any perceived need for imposing an import tariff.

January 25, 2017

Big, Credible Tax Reform


Republicans should not trap themselves within the strait jacket of revenue neutrality--the goal is economic growth.

January 24, 2017

Trump Needs to Cut $10 Trillion in Federal Spending


President Trump is reportedly considering a plan that cuts up to $10 trillion in federal spending over 10 years; and if he gets his tax cuts passed, he'll need every penny to balance the budget.

January 12, 2017

Philadelphia's Entirely Predictable Soda Tax Backlash


Here’s hoping Philadelphia’s bad example is at least a helpful object lesson to other cities that may have been considering a similar tax measure.

January 10, 2017

Republicans' Biggest Challenge: Remaining Small-Government Conservatives


Republicans campaigned on cutting the size of government, but they will face a lot of pressure to abandon those promises and spend like Democrats.

 

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