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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.

April 9, 2019

What Happens When Electric Cars Run Out of Taxpayer Juice?

Electric vehicles aren't very popular now, and may be even less so if their taxpayer-provided subsidies are cut.

April 8, 2019

Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Passage would improve safeguards for taxpayers when dealing with the IRS, upgrade management and customer service at the tax agency, and create a pathway for modernizing administration of tax laws.

April 1, 2019

Coalition Letter In Opposition to A New Payroll Tax and Paid Leave Entitlement Program

In this letter to Congress, IPI joins with other free market organizations voicing opposition to a new payroll tax and new paid leave entitlement program. 

February 21, 2019

Why Higher Taxes from the Tax Cut?

Capping the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes was intended to focus attention on high state taxes. It’s working.

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

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.

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