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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 7, 2019

Local Governments Want to Expand Broadband--and Their Tax Grab


The FCC is proposing to reaffirm its cable franchising rules, which are needed to limit local governments' efforts to increase their reach, regulations and fees (i.e., taxes).

February 6, 2019

The Great Tax Cut Story


In his State of the Union address, President Trump highlighted an economy that has grown much stronger on his watch, in large part thanks to his tax reform legislation.

January 10, 2019

New Congress Must Solve the Internet Sales Tax Problem


Congress needs to create a clear standard that defines physical presence and other key terms, and protects small and modest-sized sellers from the burdens of onerous multi-state audits.

January 8, 2019

Nancy Pelosi: Pay No Attention to Your Fatter Paychecks


Would someone please tell Nancy Pelosi that paychecks are already getting fatter—without her tax increases and redistributionist efforts.

January 3, 2019

The Purpling of America


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Why then do people leaving "Blue" states bring their Blue state politics with them to a state offering a less-expensive lifestyle?

December 20, 2018

Those Greedy Cities


When government imposes costs on companies, they end up being passed along in the form of higher prices.

December 19, 2018

The French Gas Tax May Blow Up--in Other Countries


French President Macron's gas tax blew up in his face. Will others seeking to build a clean energy legacy on the backs of taxpayers learn a lesson?

December 19, 2018

France's Rollback of Carbon Taxes Seems Like a Setback for Environmentalists, But Progressives Are Determined to Impose Them


Imposing carbon and gasoline taxes is not about ways to pay for needed government services. It’s about progressives trying to fund their climate change agenda.

December 12, 2018

What Income Inequality?


We should be cautious about calls to make the tax code more progressive since income inequality seems to have been grossly exaggerated.

November 27, 2018

Well Whadya Know: Federal Revenue Is Up


The left predicted that the Republican tax cut legislation would lower federal revenue. Surprise! Federal revenue is up.

 

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