Updating the Tax System: How to Talk about Corporate Tax Reform

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Updating the Tax System: How to Talk about Corporate Tax Reform

April 20, 2017 1 min read Download Report
Elizabeth Fender
Manager, Marketing
Elizabeth Fender serves as Manager of Marketing at The Heritage Foundation.

Summary

The outdated U.S. tax system needs to be updated to be simpler and fairer, eliminate loopholes and preferences, and stimulate investment, economic growth, and job creation. Updating our outdated corporate tax system will benefit all Americans, promoting lower prices for consumers, jobs for workers, and economic growth for all. Support for lowering the corporate tax rates increases when Americans learn the U.S. has the highest rate of developed countries.

Key Takeaways

The U.S. tax system needs to be updated to be simpler and fairer, eliminate loopholes and preferences, and stimulate investment, economic growth, and job creation.

Updating our outdated corporate tax system will benefit all Americans, promoting lower prices for consumers, jobs for workers, and economic growth for all.

Support for lowering the corporate tax rates increases when Americans learn the U.S. has the highest rate of developed countries.

The outdated U.S. tax system needs to be updated to be simpler and fairer, eliminate loopholes and preferences, and stimulate investment, economic growth, and job creation. 

  • Business tax laws are unfair—some Americans pay rates exceeding 50%. 
  • Business tax laws are too high—the combined state and federal rates is 39%. 
  • Business tax laws are not competitive—they are the highest in the developed world. 

Updating our outdated corporate tax system will benefit all Americans, promoting lower prices for consumers, jobs for workers, and economic growth for all. 

  • Customers ultimately pay for high corporate taxes through higher prices. 
  • Workers ultimately pay for corporate taxes through lower wages and lost jobs. 
  • High corporate tax rates encourage businesses to move their capital and jobs outside of the U.S. 

Support for lowering the corporate tax rates increases when Americans learn the U.S. has the highest rate of developed countries.

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Elizabeth Fender
Elizabeth Fender

Manager, Marketing

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