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April 17. 2014

U.S. Tax Code Complexity Hurts American Businesses, Workers, and Taxpayers

April 17, 2014 – Our tax code causes problems due to frequent revisions and changes, the problems inherent with our current system of taxation, and the costs of compliance imposed on American taxpayers and businesses as a result.

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March 27. 2014

ACT Tax Facts: U.S. Tax Code Encourages Foreign Takeovers of U.S. Companies

One consequence of today’s noncompetitive tax system is that it encourages foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies, causing headquarters jobs that should be here in America to move overseas.

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March 13. 2014

Business Roundtable Analysis on Camp Proposal: Tax Reform Would Strengthen Economy, Create Jobs

Today, the Business Roundtable (BRT) released an analysis of the economic impact of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax reform discussion draft.

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February 26. 2014

ACT Statement on the Release of Chairman Camp’s Tax Reform Discussion Draft

Today, the Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT) issued the following statement regarding House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax reform discussion draft:

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February 10. 2014

Tax Experts Agree: The U.S. Tax Code is Broken and Needs to be fixed

At a panel discussion on January 29th, co-hosted by the American Enterprise Institute and the Alliance for Competitive Taxation, leading voices in the tax discussion argued that the tax code is out of date and stifling economic growth, job creation and competitiveness. Here are some highlights from the event…

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January 06. 2014

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

“I, like many economists, suspect that our corporate income tax is economically self-defeating — hurting workers, not capitalists, and collecting precious little revenue to boot.”

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December 16. 2013

Budget Deal Shows Momentum is Building for Bipartisan Tax Reform in 2014

A series of recent articles shows that momentum for tax reform is alive and well, with senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle looking to move ahead in 2014.

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December 02. 2013

Which Corporate Taxation for America?

Corporate tax reform is one of the few issues that garner bipartisan support in a deeply divided US Congress, but there is significant debate about how to fix the system. One major area of disagreement is how to tax the foreign earnings of US multinational companies (MNCs), a disagreement highlighted by the recent proposals issued by Senator Max Baucus, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

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November 19. 2013

End the lockout on foreign earnings

What could American companies do with $2 trillion? Invest, expand payrolls and create jobs. The only thing that stands in the way is the U.S. tax code.

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August 06. 2013

Financial Times: Think-tank urges US to switch to ‘territorial’ tax system

By James Politi, 8/6/13 — US companies would repatriate as much as $1.6tn – or the bulk of the cash they have stashed overseas – if America overhauls the treatment of international earnings in a sweeping reform of the corporate tax code, a Republican-leaning think-tank said on Tuesday.

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