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.
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%.
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.
Statement from the American Council for Capital Formation on the unveiling of House Republican tax reform legislation.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Brady-Ryan tax reform plan proposed last summer would decrease taxes on corporate profits and investment income, while preserving the existing credits for...
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.
Introduction by Mark Bloomfield, ACCF President and CEO