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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.

November 12, 2019

States' Internet Tax Grab Going Well--for Them

The Supreme Court's Wayfair decision gave states a new revenue stream—as well as an excuse to spend even more taxpayer money.

November 1, 2019

An Easy Way to Reduce Wealth Inequality--But Democrats Won't Like It

Allowing workers to keep their Social Security payroll tax would be a huge tax cut for everyone, while dramatically increasing average workers’ wealth over time.

October 29, 2019

The Next Tax Grab: Robbing Peter to Pay...Peter

Some Republicans now think imposing taxes to change consumer behavior and then rebating the money to minimize the impact is a good idea.

October 4, 2019

Texas Cities' and Counties' Taxpayer-Funded Happy Hour Is Over - Almost

Every public official is supposed to understand the necessity of caring for taxpayer money.

October 3, 2019

I'll See Your Democratic Tax Increase and...Triple It!

Democrats are  calling for huge new tax increases to pay for their new spending while taming the growth in government debt. The past proves we'll get the taxes and spending, but the debt will only increase.

October 2, 2019

Court Upholds Limits on SALT Tax Deductions in Trump Tax Reform

A federal District Court has upheld the $10,000 cap on state and local taxes (SALT), and that’s a good thing.

August 21, 2019

Don't Cut the Payroll Tax, Unless...

A temporary cut in payroll taxes creates a unique opportunity to implement one of our favorite pro-growth policy ideas—personal retirement accounts.

August 1, 2019

IPI Joins Coalition Letter in Support of FCC Actions on 621 of the Cable Act

We write in support of the draft Third Report and Order on the implementation of Section 621 of the Cable Act and urge its adoption at the Commission’s August open meeting.

July 30, 2019

Back to the Slow-Growth Economy

The economy is doing well, just not as well as we thought—or hoped. If Trump plans to run for reelection on a record of strong economic growth, he needs to resolve some lingering issues.

July 18, 2019

IPI Applauds FCC Effort to Curb Municipal Abuse of Cable Franchise Authority

We appreciate the FCC’s aggressive efforts to protect consumer interests and ensure that out-of-control local governments don’t erect counterproductive barriers to increased adoption of broadband services throughout the country.

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