Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

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The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is a pro-corporate coalition of trade associations and organizations that advocates for lowering the tax rate for corporations and other businesses.[1]

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates claims that it seeks to establish "effective tax rate fairness" as the best metric for making tax policy choices and then advocating that this metric be used to reform the tax code and lower rates for corporations and "pass-through" businesses.[1]

While the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates advocates for overall tax "reform" and new metrics for measuring the fairness of tax rates, all of its advocacy as of March 2015 ties back to lowering the tax rate for corporations.

The coalition authored a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in March 2015 in which they emphasized multiple times that "true reform needs to address the tax laws that impact both corporations and many 'pass-through' entities that use individual tax rates."[2]

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates maintains its internet presence at faireffectivetaxrates.com. This domain name was registered on July 2, 2013.[3] The website is registered to Samuel Amsterdam of the PR firm the Amsterdam Group.[4][5]

Along with hosting press releases and op-eds authored by Coalition members, the website hosts a membership application form,[6] which states that it is to be sent to Joy Goldman at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and contains three choices for applying organizations: joining the Coalition as a Steering Committee member by paying $5,000, joining the Coalition as a General member for free, or simply asking for more information.[7]

Members

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates is made up of 71 national organizations and 125 state and local organizations.[8] These organizations include:[8][9]

Contacts

Dan Danner[10]
President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business
Via: Matt Turkstra
Phone: 202-314-2034

Jennifer Safavian
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs of the Retail Industry Leaders Association
Via: Allie Brandenburger
Email: Allie.Brandenburger@RILA.org
Phone: 703-600-2063

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Mission Statement," organizational website, accessed March 11, 2015.
  2. Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Tax Coalition Urges Senate Finance Committee's Working Groups to Push Comprehensive Tax Reform," organizational website, March 10, 2015.
  3. "Faireffectivetaxrates.com Registry," Whois.com, accessed March 11, 2015.
  4. "Faireffectivetaxrates.com Registry," Whois.com, accessed March 11, 2015.
  5. Amsterdam Group, "About Us: Samual Amsterdam," organizational website, accessed March 11, 2015.
  6. Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Application Letter," organizational document, accessed March 11, 2015.
  7. Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Application Letter," organizational document, accessed March 11, 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Who We Are," organizational website, accessed March 11, 2015.
  9. Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Tax Coalition Urges Senate Finance Committee's Working Groups to Push Comprehensive Tax Reform," organizational website, March 10, 2015.
  10. Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, "Contact Us," organizational website, accessed March 11, 2015.