Tax Policy

Tax Policy

E&E News on ACCF Special Report

Published in E&E News

The analysis from the American Council for Capital Formation says tax changes could improve the investment climate in three ways, including through enactment of lower tax rates and elimination of interest deductions.

Column: Tax reform would help workers

President Trump and Congress have much to do before tax reform becomes a reality. However, recent revelations have set the stage for making fundamental tax fixes that will help American workers in a real way, keep the Michigan on an upward trajectory, and get the American economy back on track again.

Why America Needs Tax Reform

Trump needs to stress the growth payoff and rebut falsehoods from critics at the Tax Policy Center.

Trump tax plan combines steep cuts and tough questions

American companies are charged taxes in this country on the foreign earnings, on top of the tax payments owed the host government, and the United States is the only major industrial nation with that requirement.

Big Six Goes Big on Tax Reform

The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) applauded today’s tax plan released by the White House and House Republicans.  The elements crafted by the Big Six are critical to unlocking America’s economy and achieving much-needed growth.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Amid low crude prices, tax policy matters more than...

Even amid low crude oil prices and a difficult market, the oil industry employs 10 million Americans and serves as a pivotal engine for economic growth. We simply can’t afford to let bad policy — in Alaska or anywhere else — add to the challenges faced by one of our nation’s most important job creators.

The bumpy road to tax reform is still driveable

Published in The Hill

The sure footing that American businesses so desperately need to form capital and generate growth requires a long game and an enduring vision by our nation's leaders. That won’t happen unless Congress comes together first to pass a budget. It is critical that lawmakers discharge their duty and get that job done quickly.

Pinar Cebi Wilber: America needs a tax code – and an...

Published in Richmond Times Dispatch

In adhering closely to the goals of making our tax system more conducive to capital investment, better suited to job growth, and less costly for taxpayers, lawmakers have an opportunity to make a real difference for our nation’s economic future. This fall, lawmakers should not pass up this opportunity.

9 Critical Points to Consider While Republicans Pursue Tax Reform

Published in Inside Sources

“They need to convince the public that we need tax reform,” Wilber, a senior economist at the American Council for Capital Formation, said. “I don’t think middle America knows we need it. We need it. The administration somehow needs to show the typical American that, no, we need tax reform. This tax reform will help your wages, your income.”

The tax cut America can’t do without

Published in Washington Times

ACCF Board Member Richard Rahn highlights the importance of cutting the corporate tax rate for jobs and economic growth.

Time for Congress to Focus on Permanent, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Published in Daily Caller

Whatever tax reform approach the president and lawmakers choose starting in September, permanence is key. American businesses need the confidence it takes to make high levels of investment in machinery and equipment and to keep up with improving technology and increase their productivity.

Capital Formation 101

Published in inFOCUS Quarterly

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber outlines policy prescriptions to promote capital formation and achieve real economic growth.

Lessons from ‘Tax Coachella’: House GOP hits mark on capital formation

Published in The Hill

Thursday was like “Coachella” for taxes in Washington, D.C. My organization, American Council for Capital Formation, along with others, held meetings on the very same topic — tax reform. More importantly, the House Ways and Means Committee decided to hold a hearing with major business representatives to discuss “How Tax Reform Will Grow Our Economy and Create Jobs.”

Panel: Achieving Comprehensive Tax Reform in 2017

On May 18th, the ACCF Center for Policy Research hosted an engaging discussion on tax reform with Chairman Peter Roskam of the House Ways...

No, a business expense is not just a tax dodge by...

Published in The Hill

Let’s be clear, what Oxfam is complaining about is not corporate tax dodgers, but the current U.S. tax code and its legitimate system of credits and deductions. Oxfam doesn’t believe corporations should be allowed to pay a tax rate of anything less than 35 percent.

With Tax Reform, Save the Forest Rather Than Cut Down Trees

Published in RealClearMarkets

For the first time in three decades, U.S. lawmakers have an opportunity to reform the tax code to foster GDP growth, boost wages and employment, attract greater foreign investment, and discourage inversions. To achieve these worthy economic goals, we need policymakers to focus on saving the forest instead of cutting down a few select trees.