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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.

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.

January 9, 2017

Next Big Conservative Challenge: Turning Big Cities Red


If large cities are to return to financial stability and economic growth, they must be run by people who believe in free markets, limited government and a light regulatory burden.

January 5, 2017

And the Realtors Fling Themselves Against the Tax Reform Wall


Increasing the standard deduction will be a welcome tax break and tax simplification for millions of Americans, and it is no threat to those who itemize and claim the mortgage interest deduction.

December 27, 2016

Tax Rate Reduction May Be Tied to GDP Growth: UHY


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Giovanetti cautioned that putting more money in people’s pockets so they can spend it is not the purpose of tax reform. “No, cash isn’t enough,” he said. “It has to be invested productively in order to grow the economy. When businesses expand, they hire new workers and create new wealth. And that’s what we want.”

November 22, 2016

It's Not Just Tax Cuts, We Need Spending Cuts


Tax cuts are important but so are spending cuts, and it will take a lot of them if we aren't going to grow the federal debt.

November 16, 2016

How Business Tax Reform Can Stimulate US Economic Growth


Lowering the corporate income tax is the best thing the federal government can do to stimulate economic growth.

October 18, 2016

New Poll: Public Agrees the 'System Is Rigged'


Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders claim the economic system is "rigged" in favor of corporations and the rich; turns out a lot of Americans agree.

October 12, 2016

Is Using Your Mobile Phone a Sin?


Governments at all levels have demonstrated a gluttonous appetite for revenue, and one of government’s favorite tactics is to attach high taxes to high demand products and services.

September 28, 2016

Ford Building Cars in Mexico


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
September 28, 2016

Only One Trump or Clinton Tax Reform Detail Matters


Hillary Clinton intends to raise taxes so the government can spend more, and Donald Trump intends to lower taxes so individuals and businesses can spend more.

 

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