Extenders | Business Roundtable


  • General Inquiries
  • Mailing Address
    300 New Jersey Avenue, NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Media Contact
    Betsy Andres
    Senior Director

Membership Contact
LeAnne Redick Wilson
Senior Vice President


What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.


Nov 9, 2011

Business Roundtable supports a comprehensive restructuring of the U.S. corporate tax system, including a broadening and lower of rates plus a move to a competitive territorial system. Until that reform is accomplished, let's make sure to extend the current exemptions that buttress a vital and competitive private sector.

In keeping with that priority, BRT joined more than 1,500 other associations and businesses today in a letter urging Congress to pass what's commonly known as the "tax extenders."

Here's the substance:

The undersigned organizations urge Congress to extend as soon as possible the tax provisions set to expire in 2011.  These tax provisions, which benefit a wide range of taxpayers, including associations, businesses, individuals, community development organizations and non-profit organizations, are important to U.S. jobs and the broader economy.  The lack of timely congressional action to extend these provisions would inject more instability and uncertainty into the economy and further weaken confidence in the employment marketplace. 

Moreover, the extension of the expiring provisions should not be delayed until policymakers complete work on comprehensive tax reform.  Even though Congress has begun to consider tax reform proposals, a wide-ranging group of taxpayers is making decisions right now related to current law which will have an immediate impact on the economy.  While we are hopeful that the tax reform debate results in policy that is fair, efficient, and encourages economic growth, it is critical that the current tax system provide certainty in the interim.   Additional uncertainty is not a recipe for improving confidence in this economy.

And the news release is here, with a link to the letter and the signers.


Senior Communications Advisor
Business Roundtable

More On The Issue

Connect with BRT

Latest Multimedia

Promoting Board-Level Diversity: Ball Corp. CEO John Hayes

Momentum for America

Solutions to Expand Jobs & Grow the U.S. Economy

In 2016, Business Roundtable will focus its efforts on greater job expansion and economic growth – national priorities that are inextricably linked. Informing our plan is our collective business experience as CEOs of America’s leading companies, experience that tells us what it takes to build momentum for the United States in in 2016 and beyond.