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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.

March 16, 2017

On Tax Reform, You Can't Expense What You Can't Afford


Congressional leaders need to remember that the goal of tax reform is increased growth through increased business investment.

March 9, 2017

Let's Be Honest About Border Adjusted Taxes


We don’t know whether border adjustment taxes will end up as part of the final tax reform package, but the arguments merit honest debate.

February 28, 2017

Taxpayers Are the Real 'Forgotten Man'


There are two ways of viewing the "Forgotten Man": William Graham Sumner identified the right definition in 1883.  President Trump seems to taking a similar approach.

February 27, 2017

Five Cheers For Trump's CPAC Comments On Economic Policy And Tax Reform


President Donald Trump gets five cheers for his economic policy comments made during his speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

February 23, 2017

Coalition Letter in Support of Making the Free File Tax Preparation Permanent


The Free File program has been a clear success in ensuring taxpayers are able to comply with the absurdly complex tax code and is a superior solution to having the IRS file taxes for Americans.

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.

 

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