Tax Policy

Tax Policy

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.

Update: Chairman Roskam (R-IL) joins ACCF 5/18 tax reform event

Join us for an engaging discussion on tax reform with Chairman Peter Roskam of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, who...

Business Groups Urge Treasury to Withdraw Sec. 385 Tax Regulations

The American Council for Capital Formation joined the Business Roundtable and other business groups this week in urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to withdraw the final Section 385 regulations issued in October 2016. These regulations will impose excessive and unwarranted compliance and financial burdens on businesses operating in the United States, distorting investment and other business decisions, to the detriment of U.S. jobs.

ACCF President Mark Bloomfield weighs in on Trump Tax Plan

Mark Bloomfield shares his perspective on President Trump's proposed plan for tax reform. He compares it to tax reform efforts during the Reagan era where he served as Secretary of the President-Elect's Transition Task Force on Tax Policy.

Need Revenue? Try Slashing the Capital Gains Tax Rate

In the debate over tax reform, the biggest challenge is always how to raise enough revenue to offset proposed tax cuts. Yet there is a relatively simple and painless way to maintain the federal coffers: Restore long-term capital-gains tax rates to the levels in place before President Obama took office. A reduction in this tax could generate significant additional revenue.

Taxpayers Expect Washington to Fix Broken Tax Code

Now that Tax Day has arrived, it’s time for Congress to get serious about reform.

Small firms seek level playing field in tax reform

Published in USA Today

The varying rates of tax cuts for corporations and pass-throughs in the Ryan plan have become a rallying cry for smaller firms. “You can’t have a tax reform that favors one type of business,” says Pinar Cebi Wilber, a senior economist at the American Council for Capital Formation, a pro-business group. "We should have an overall business tax reform."

Too early to get combative in tax reform debate

Published in The Hill

Stakeholders on all sides of this debate would do well to dial back the intensity and acrimony, and to instead engage in a more collaborative manner in hopes of ensuring that the package produced by the House GOP is as good as it can be. Let's work together to avoid blowing up this year's tax reform push before it's off the ground.

Tax reform, above all else, will secure our economic future

Originally published in The Hill.

As national leaders move forward with plans to revitalize the U.S. economy, no single issue has more promise to unleash America's potential than comprehensive tax reform. Our tax code is significantly dated. Taxes, especially on the business side, are too high and unnecessarily complicated. The cumbersome tax system stifles economic growth and restricts our ability to create jobs. That is why the American Council for Capital Formation has developed a broad set of policy recommendations to streamline the tax code to make it simpler, fairer and more oriented toward the formation of capital.

ACCF Forum with Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady

On February 14, the American Council for Capital Formation hosted a forum on tax reform with U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). Chairman Brady shared his perspective on the upcoming debate over tax reform before a capacity crowd of Washington business and trade association leaders, nonprofit groups and the media.

ACCF Panel: Weighing Implications of a Border Tax Adjustment

On February 8, The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research hosted a forum on “Understanding the Potential Impacts of Border Tax...

February 8 Panel Discussion: Understanding Potential Impacts of Border Tax Adjustments

The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research will host a forum on “Understanding the Potential Impacts of Border Tax Adjustments” to explore the theoretical aspects and potential economic impact of increased taxes on imports, as well as a look at how the potential real world implications could work for different industries.