Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
Tax and fiscal policy have a profound impact on U.S. business investment, economic growth and job creation. Business Roundtable supports competitive, pro-growth tax and fiscal policies to promote economic expansion, level the playing field for U.S. companies competing in global markets and stabilize the federal debt relative to the size of the U.S. economy.
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The nation’s tax system is in urgent need of reform to boost economic growth, increase global competitiveness for American companies, and bring about meaningful improvements in the incomes of American families through higher wages and more American jobs.
Analysis: Competitive Corporate Income Tax Rate Would Have Kept 4,700 Companies in the United States
Washington — A globally competitive U.S. corporate income tax rate of 20 percent would have kept 4,700 companies in the United States from 2004 to 2016, a new Business Roundtable study on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) concludes.
We write today to highlight an important issue to all of our organizations—the tax treatment of offshore earnings in moving to a territorial tax system. Specifically, we ask that the transition to a territorial system include a two-rate approach in taxing foreign earnings that distinguishes between short-term cash reserves and income reinvested in other assets.
Following the tax reform statement by the “Big Six,” Business Roundtable today announced a comprehensive advocacy campaign over the upcoming August Congressional recess that will stress the urgent need to reform the broken U.S. tax system.