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VIDEO: NTU President Pete Sepp Talks Tax Reform

Oct. 19, 2017 - NTU President Pete Sepp talks about items that are essential to be included in tax reform.


GOP Bills Remove Some of the Tax Code’s Complexities

QUOTE -  November 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — As Republicans move forward on their tax bills this week, part of their pitch is that 9 in 10 Americans would ultimately be able to file returns the size of postcards. While the plans don’t make tax filing quite that easy, they do mark a step toward a simpler system. Continue...

OP-ED: Tale of two tax reform plans must end with passed bill

Pete Sepp -  November 12, 2017

Now that House and Senate tax writers have unveiled their respective reform bills, the pieces are falling into place to pass legislation before year-end and deliver on a major campaign promise.

Where do their respective visions converge? Fortunately, they embrace key principles of lower rates, simplification, fewer loopholes and relief for middle-class families and small businesses. But there are some items to be resolved before getting to the president’s desk. Continue...

PRESS: Flake, Shaheen, Duncan introduce bill to cut crop insurance subsidies

The Fence Post - November 10, 2017

Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Nov. 8 reintroduced a bill to eliminate subsidies for the Harvest Price Option crop insurance policies, and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., introduced a companion bill in the House.

The Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act would reduce the cost of crop insurance program by $21.1 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office, Flake said. Continue...

QUOTE: The Difficulty in the Details

U.S. News and World Report - November 10, 2017

"The tax code is difficult [to simplify or overhaul] because the provisions in the tax code are there for a reason. They are put in by special interests that are very powerful," says Brandon Arnold, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union. "They're fighting tooth and nail to make sure their industries are protected." Continue...

RELEASE: National Taxpayers Union Releases Ads Urging Senators to Support Tax Reform

Courtney Manley - November 9, 2017

Today the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) launched television and radio ads across four states urging Senators to support tax reform. The ads are a multi-state effort to inform key Senators of the benefits that tax reform will have on businesses and families in their states.

The ads - which can be viewed here - touch on the need for tax reform to boost our economy and help working families. The ads show how simplifying the tax code, closing loopholes and lowering tax rates will lead to more jobs and economic growth.


OP-ED: Perhaps the biggest winner from the GOP tax reform bill? Millennials

Mattie Duppler - November 2, 2017

The release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 this week constitutes a monumental step forward on the path to comprehensive tax reform. House Republicans have put forward a serious and thoughtful plan to fix many of the dangerous features of our broken tax code.

The response from Democrats, however, has been predictable: They were so anxious to dust off their tired class warfare manual that they didn’t bother to find facts to back it up. Luckily, the Washington Post fact-checkers took a much more serious interest in proofing their claims, digging a little deeper finding:


QUOTE: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Republican Tax Bill

Inside Sources - November 1, 2017

Congressional Republicans are poised to release their long-anticipated tax overhaul bill Thursday, after delaying it a day to address lingering disagreements.

The GOP’s primary aim is to cut rates and simplify the tax code. The party suggested the outlines of the bill with a policy framework released on September 27, after nearly a year of hearings and internal discussions of early policy drafts.


OP-ED: Congress: Before You Jump Into Tax Reform, Pass a Budget and Show You Can Govern

Mattie Duppler -  September 27, 2017

This week, all eyes in Washington are focused on the Big Six and the release of their tax reform framework. But tax reform proponents cannot afford to let this highly-anticipated release distract Congress from first completing the essential task of passing a budget. The Big Six's outline should increase the resolve of congressional Republicans to pass a budget and unlock the reconciliation process, which is a critical part of the tax reform effort.  Continue...

Help Keep Tax Reform on Track!

It’s been more than thirty years since our Tax Code saw significant reform. Tell your lawmakers: Don’t let another Tax Day go by without tax reform!


NTU Senior Policy Fellow Mattie Duppler on CNBC's Closing Bell

CNBC -  November 10, 2017

NTU's Mattie Duppler Discusses NAFTA Renegotiation

CNBC -  October 11, 2017

National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp reacts to Republican lawmakers who are questioning the GOP tax bill.

Fox Business -  November 8, 2017

NTU President Pete Sepp talking tax reform on Fox Business Cavuto

Fox Business -  October 31, 2017

NTU Senior Fellow Mattie Duppler - "All In With Chris Hayes"

MSNBC -  Sept 13, 2017

Open Letter to Congress:
Include Three Critical Pro-Growth Provisions in Comprehensive Tax Reform

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of supporters, we urge you to swiftly pass comprehensive tax reform that overhauls the tax code for individuals, families, and businesses of all sizes.

SLIDESHOW: 30 Years of Tax Reform, 
A Historical Index

Thirty years ago, National Taxpayers Union fought for significant reform to our Tax Code. This archive highlights the highs and lows of that campaign as well as pitfalls legislators should avoid today.