Tax Policy

Tax Policy

At Davos, Trump can ensure ‘American First’ isn’t ‘America Alone’

Published in The Hill When German professor Klaus Schwab organized a meeting of European business leaders to discuss global management practices in Davos 47 years...

In the Wake of Tax Reform, Is a Consumption Tax Down...

At the American Council for Capital Formation, Bloomfield has been organizing salons for years in the hope that they can serve as vehicles for fomenting policy change and bipartisanship. Since 1982, he’s been assembling four members of Congress, four journalists, and eight business people for honest, off-the-record dinner discussions. “What I pride myself on doing here is bringing people from diverse groups together,” he said.

Prioritize trade, infrastructure to bolster tax reform gains

American businesses, big and small, started the New Year with renewed hope after long-awaited comprehensive tax reform became a reality in the final days...

Fox Business: Mark Bloomfield on State of Markets in Early 2018

On Fox Business FBNam Mark Bloomfield discusses the state of the markets in early 2018 and the early impacts of tax reform. Watch the latest...

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.