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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.

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.

April 17, 2017

Raising Taxes Won't Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth


The country needs policies that help it become more competitive, not less so. Lowering the tax burden, not raising it with a carbon tax, is the best way to achieve that goal.

April 11, 2017

Republicans Who Believe in 'Tax Gain Without the Pain'


Some Republicans have now decided that there is no downside to certain tax increases.

March 28, 2017

Six Challenges Facing Tax Reform


President Trump appears more excited about tax reform than health care reform, but he will face some of the same challenges--and perhaps even more.

March 23, 2017

Coalition Letter Urging the Repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act


Free-market and taxpayer protection organizations  urge that repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) be included in any tax reform package sent to the White House.

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).

 

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