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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 12, 2020

Make Business Expensing Permanent

How, exactly, do tax cuts stimulate economic growth? By encouraging businesses to invest. 

February 11, 2020

Two Cheers for Trump's Budget and a Big Boo for Democrats' Response

A step-in-the-right-direction budget—if the reality matches the rhetoric, which it often doesn't.

January 28, 2020

What Kind of Disrupter Would President Sanders Be?

Being a disrupter could be either positive or negative, depending on whether and how a voter thinks the country needs disrupting.

January 14, 2020

The Carbon Credit Scheme: Greenhouse Gas Credits Don't Help the Environment--Or Consumers

To stay in business, car manufacturers have to please consumers—not the government. And consumers still want gas-powered cars.

January 10, 2020

The Blue-State Exodus Gains Momentum

It was only a matter of time before both businesses and individuals began voting with their feet. And that time has apparently come. 

December 17, 2019

It's Time to Hit the Off Switch for Solar, Wind Power Tax Breaks

The stated reason for initially subsidizing wind and solar power was so they could reach economies of scale where they could be competitive with fossil fuels. Frequent news stories seem to imply “mission accomplished.”

November 14, 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 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.

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