Tax Reform

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Tax Reform is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss. Manufacturers in the United States struggle to compete under a tax system with high tax rates, arcane international tax rules, and a significant compliance burden.

Our nation’s tax system doesn’t only burden corporate and pass-through manufacturers with high rates and outdated systems, but it hurts small and medium manufacturers and manufacturing workers. A simplified tax code means money can stay where it’s needed most—empowering manufacturing workers to invest in the community, support their families, grow the economy, create more secure jobs, and make U.S. manufacturing more competitive.

Support Tax Reform to Grow American Manufacturing

Manufacturers have been advocating for tax reform since 1985. The time is now.


The NAM is leading the charge for substantive, thoughtful reforms that will lift manufacturers in the United States and our overall economy to greater heights.

Issues that the NAM's Tax and Budget Committee work on include:

  • Comprehensive Tax Reform
  • Capital Cost Recovery
  • Corporate Tax Rates
  • Research and Development Incentives
  • International Tax
  • Small Business Tax Issues
  • Employee Benefits, Pensions, and Retirement Security
  • Health Care Taxes
  • Federal Spending (Including: Defense Manufacturing, Debt Ceiling, Deficit Reduction, Entitlement Reform)

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