January 28. 2014

ACT Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – Today, Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Dr. Laura D. Tyson, economic advisors to the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT), issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments on tax reform during his annual State of the Union address: "President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on tax reform are a reminder that leaders in both political parties agree that Read more »

January 17. 2014

ACT Submits Comments on Senate Finance Committee Staff’s Tax Reform Discussion Drafts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT), a coalition made up of leading American businesses, submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee regarding the tax reform discussion drafts released by Chairman Baucus and the Committee staff in late 2013. ACT believes tax reform remains a crucial opportunity for the United States to promote economic growth and job Read more »

January 13. 2014

Looking Ahead: Tax Reform in 2014

As 2013 drew to a close, there was widespread speculation about the future of tax reform. But while prognosticators and pundits may disagree about what Congress will do next, what is indisputable is that tax reform, done right, would be a tremendous boon to the American economy. That’s why, fresh off their recent budget agreement, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Read more »

January 06. 2014

NYT Op-Ed: Corporate Tax Reform Would Benefit American Workers

Economist Laurence Kotlikoff, in the New York Times: BOSTON — JOBS don’t grow out of thin air, especially well-paying ones. They require, among other things, companies that are willing to operate where you live. Just ask the Seattle-based District 751 of the machinists’ union, which was worried that Boeing will build its new 777X airliner someplace far away where it is cheaper to produce. Read more »