Tax Policy

Tax Policy

A Conversation with CEA Chairman Kevin Hassett

On December 7, the ACCF hosted President Trump's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett for an in-depth conversation on tax reform.

Fox Business News: Tax Reform

On Fox Business Network's Intelligence Report with Trish Regan, Mark Bloomfield discusses how to resolve the SALT deduction dilemma with a proposed cut in the capital gains tax.

‘Dear colleagues, please explain your letter to Steven Mnuchin’

Well-designed tax reform can make the economy stronger and careful economic analysis is essential. Careful analysis is well served by discussion and debate of these issues that is at least as frank and vigorous as what we are all accustomed to in the average economics seminar.

ACCF Scholars: How Tax Reform Will Lift the Economy

In a November 25 letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, ACCF Scholars including Michael Boskin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Glenn Hubbard, Harvey Rosen, and John Taylor joined several other leading economists to make the case that the Republican tax reform bills could boost GDP 3% to 4% long term by reducing the cost of capital.

Here’s How the GOP Wants to Change Corporate Taxes in America

ACCF Scholar Gary Hufbauer explains what Congress' proposed tax reform legislation would mean for American businesses.

Will Republicans Raise Capital Gains Taxes?

To improve an otherwise good tax plan and avoid raising the burden on capital gains, Congress should reduce the top federal rate to the pre-Obama level, 15%.

How to Improve the Trump Tax Plan

The business tax plan being promoted by President Trump, and its close cousin released by House leadership this week, start with a good idea but then descend into an unworkable mess. Fortunately, the flaws can be fixed, if policymakers are willing to be bold.

ACCF Applauds Pro-Growth Tax Reform Bill

Statement from the American Council for Capital Formation on the unveiling of House Republican tax reform legislation.

Cutting tax rates will net greater harvest

Published in Washington Times

There is a free lunch for a government that desires to increase revenues in order to “pay” for more middle-income tax cuts. Reduce the maximum capital gains tax rate to 15 percent and remove the capital gains tax from commodity transactions.

The U.S. Can No Longer Afford Deficit-Increasing Tax Cuts

Compared with 1981 and 2001, revenue is down and the debt is way up as a share of GDP.

CNBC Closing Bell: Mark Bloomfield on Tax Reform

ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield joins President Obama's former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee for a discussion on the...

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.

Who Benefits From Corporate Tax Reform?

Corporate reform belongs as part of a middle-class oriented tax reform.

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.