Tax Reform

The current tax code is 20 years outdated and in desperate need of reform. The complexity of our tax structure, the high rates, and the double taxation within our tax code discourages work, savings, and investments. This poses a significant long-term threat to economic growth and a robust housing market.

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The Need for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Background: President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear before the November 2016 election that pro-growth tax reform would…

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Comprehensive Tax Reform

Background: Our current tax code is 20 years outdated and in desperate need of reform for a number of very important reasons. First, our tax…

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Blog posts

A Conservative View of Trump vs. Amazon

By Dan Holler, Vice President of Heritage Action For America Amazon’s successful business model is “destroying department stores and retailing all over the country,” President Donald…

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These Obama Regulations Make a Strong Case for Tax Reform

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst & Jacob Lubenow, member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Congress is pivoting to tax reform,…

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Real Estate Professional Legislative Strategy Call 08/10/17

Yesterday, conservatives working in the real estate industry all came together for our monthly Legislative Strategy Call. During the call, we heard from Heritage Action’s Wesley Coopersmith, Policy…

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Michael Needham discusses next steps for tax reform

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Republicans Just Made Tax Reform More Difficult

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst This week, the House Budget Committee released its long-awaited budget. It makes progress in some areas, and falls short in others.…

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Repealing This Obamacare Tax Would Signal That Tax Reform Is Alive

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst The Senate is seriously considering keeping Obamacare’s 3.8 percent net investment income tax as part of it’s most recent repeal…

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A Pathway for Pro-Growth, Fiscally Responsible Tax Reform

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst and Chase Flowers, member of The Heritage Foundation's Young Leaders Program. The tax code is in dire need of…

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Congress’ Inaction on Trump’s Agenda Costs America Nearly 1,000 Jobs Per Day

By Edwin J. Feulner, President of The Heritage Foundation “Drain the swamp!” It was the battle cry of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Many Republican members of Congress echoed that…

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GOP Wants to Pay for Tax Cuts with a Tax Increase

Last week House Speaker Paul Ryan assured the country that tax reform is still coming despite uncertainty surrounding the repeal and replace of Obamacare. Speaker…

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If Congress Is Serious About Tax Reform, It Should Stop Passing Bills Like This

By Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst House Speaker Paul Ryan doubled down earlier this month on getting tax reform done by the end of…

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New Study Finds Americans Don’t Mind Lower Government Spending Due to Tax Cuts

By Elizabeth Fender, Market Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation & Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst America’s tax code is horribly out of date. Thankfully, Congress…

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Phased-In Border Adjustment Tax Plan Is A Non-Starter

Washington — According to reports, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) “floated a five-year phase-in to his controversial ‘border adjustment’ idea on…

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Video: Principles for Tax Reform: A Conversation with the House Freedom Caucus

Watch as members of the influential House Freedom Caucus lay out their principles for tax reform and the path forward in the 115th Congress. https://www.facebook.com/heritagefoundation/videos/10155382490189481/…

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This Key Reform Must Be Central to Any New Tax Plan

By Salim Furth, Heritage Foundation Research Fellow in Macroeconomics & Adam Michel, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst As Congress and the president move toward consensus on…

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House Conservatives Ready to ‘Go Big’ on Tax Reform That Includes Welfare Reform

By Fred Lucas, White House Correspondent for The Daily Signal The House Freedom Caucus wants to “go big” on a tax reform package to include welfare…

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New Data Show That Ignorance of US Tax Policy Fuels Leftward Sentiments

By Elizabeth Fender, Market Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation. With federal Tax Day now here, taxes have been on many people’s minds and have…

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Congress Should Leave the Border Adjustment Tax Behind

By Adam Michel, Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation BAT, RIP? That’s what some people are claiming. And with good reason. The border adjustment tax…

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President Trump’s Simplifications to Tax Code Are Key to Economic Growth

Last week President Trump unveiled his plan for the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” However, it still didn’t take long for…

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Put America First by Fixing the Tax System

By Adam Michel, Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation Tell someone that the U.S. tax system needs to be fixed, and you’re not likely to…

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The Most Taxing Time of the Year

By Edwin J. Feulner, Former President of The Heritage Foundation, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center How does tax season make you feel? Angry? Tired?…

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How to Talk Taxes in Simple Terms

By Beverly Hallberg, President of District Media Group If you’re in need of a great dinner party topic, try taxes. We pay taxes, we complain…

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Here Are 6 Reasons to Lower the Corporate Tax Rate Immediately

By Timothy Doescher, Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation & Karl Keyzer-Andre, member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. At close to 40 percent…

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Don’t Look To The Export-Import Bank To Create Jobs

Last week President Trump took a detour on his way to a weekend rally in Florida stopping at a Boeing plant in South Carolina. Trump…

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What Economic Recovery? 95 Million Americans Out of the Labor Force

By Gloria Taylor In the remaining weeks of his Presidency, Obama has been quick to tout his economic legacy. Yet the last job report of…

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Congress Should Repeal the Death Tax

This Wednesday, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced legislation to fully repeal the federal estate and gift tax named the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 198).…

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Tax Reform a “First Priority” Under the Trump Administration

President-elect Donald Trump has been making a number of administrative appointments over the last few weeks. On Wednesday, President-elect Trump nominated a former Goldman Sachs…

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Heritage Action Opposes Special Tax Breaks for Renewable Energy

Members of Congress will return to Washington, D.C. after the Presidential election on November 14th for a lame-duck session of Congress. Historically speaking, politicians use…

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Obama’s New Death Tax Threatens Family Farms and Businesses

Special Guest Blog: Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) We all knew President Barack Obama’s lame-duck presidency would be bad, but for the millions of Americans who…

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The State of Tax Reform in 2016

By Curtis Dubay, Heritage Foundation Economic & Tax Expert Tax reform remains a central issue in Washington because of its overwhelming necessity. Tax reform is…

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Video: What Pro-Growth Tax Reform and Conservative Health Care Reform Should Look Like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ev9fB2UU0 Watch Heritage Foundation scholars Paul Winfree and Ed Haislmaier, along with CEO of Juniper Research Group Chris Jacobs, discuss the impact that an outdated tax…

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Clinton’s Small Business Plan is More Government

Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will roll out her plan to make American small businesses great again, or in her words: “to support small businesses…

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Why Real Estate Professionals Should Care More about Economic Growth than the U.S. Homeownership Rate

The U.S. homeownership rate recently fell to its lowest level since the Census Bureau began tracking the figure in the mid-1960s. At 62.9 percent, many…

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How Tax Reform can Improve Home Affordability

According to a national 2016 How Housing Matters Survey, commissioned by the MacArthur Foundation, 81 percent of respondents believe housing affordability is a problem while…

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Blueprint for Pro-Growth Tax Reform Released

Last Friday, House Republicans released a blueprint for comprehensive tax reform as part of the GOP’s larger campaign reform agenda named “A Better Way.” While…

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Heritage Action Praises Tax Reform Task Force

Washington — Today, the House Republican’s tax reform task force released its policy recommendations. Last December, Speaker Paul D. Ryan promised to “show what we would…

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President Obama’s latest budget: A bad deal for real estate professionals

This month, President Obama released the 8th and final budget of his presidency. Unfortunately for realtors, his budget includes a number of proposals that if…

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