Tax Policy

In 1978, ACCF was instrumental in convincing Congress to turn a looming increase in the federal capital gains tax rate into a substantial tax cut. The Revenue Act of 1978 that President Carter signed into law helped keep the U.S. economy from sliding further into recession. Today, the ACCF continues to provide expert research on the important role of capital formation in ensuring robust job growth and a strong economy. 

News

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.”

Research & Publications

Prioritizing Tax and Regulatory Improvement in 2017

As the attention of the nation and world leaders turn to Washington, D.C. to see what issues the new 115th Congress and administration of President Donald Trump are championing in 2017, the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliated Center for Policy Research have developed a broad set of policy recommendations on tax reform and improvements to the federal regulatory process, particularly in the energy, environment, and financial services spaces, to guide and focus discussions both on Capitol Hill and downtown. Read the full memo.

Capital Formation 101

Introduction by Mark Bloomfield, ACCF President and CEO

Special Report: How Will Alternative Tax Reform Plans Impact Business Investment...

As the debate about how to reform the federal tax code continues, the ACCF presents this Special Report summarizing the finding of a new ACCF/ Ernst & Young report analyzing how two alternative reform plans will impact the cost of capital for new investment in the U.S.