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Responding To Claims Against The Tax Treatment Of Debt Financing

By | 2017-06-30T18:15:20+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A recent American Action Forum piece advocates for eliminating interest deductibility, citing the differing tax treatment of debt and equity financing as the impetus for such a policy change. The authors argue that interest deductibility results in a "subsidy" for debt-financed investment when compared to equity-financed investment. However, this approach fails to account for the non-tax reasons

Funding The U.S. Infrastructure Overhaul: Interest Deductibility’s Key But Oft-Overlooked Role

By | 2017-06-30T13:47:42+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Blog, Issue Briefs|

In 1956, the interstate highway bill, one of the largest public works projects in American history was signed into law. At the time, the system carried roughly 65 million cars and trucks. Today, that number has more than quadrupled to over 260 million. The increase in traffic borne by our national highway system is just

Interest Deductibility By Sector

By | 2017-06-16T22:47:24+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Blog, Infographic|

Interest deductibility plays an important role across many sectors. For example, manufacturing uses interest deductibility to open a new plant, fill a large order, or purchase new plants and equipment. The healthcare industry uses interest deductibility to fund innovation and develop new, life-saving technologies. Even four out of five small businesses use debt financing and interest

BUILD Coalition Statement On Comments Regarding Industry Exceptions For Interest Deductibility

By | 2017-06-30T13:44:08+00:00 June 13th, 2017|News|

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2017) - In response to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady's (R-TX) comments on allowing certain industries to retain interest deductibility, the BUILD Coalition released the following statement: "When lawmakers set out to reform the tax code, their stated goals were economic growth and simplification. Proposals that eliminate interest deductibility for some

As The Focus Returns To Infrastructure This Week, It’s Worth Revisiting Interest Deductibility’s Role In Spurring Investment

By | 2017-06-30T13:48:33+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Blog, Issue Briefs|

This week, President Trump is engaging with executives, mayors, and community leaders to discuss America’s much-needed investment in roads, railways, waterways, and other major infrastructure projects. With over $4.6 trillion needed by 2022 just to get our infrastructure to a “B Grade,” President Trump’s proposed $1 trillion plan is an important first step. As we

BUILD Coalition Letter To House Ways And Means: How Tax Reform Will Grow Our Economy And Create Jobs

By | 2017-09-05T18:53:08+00:00 May 17th, 2017|News|

Click here for the full BUILD letter to the House Ways & Means Committee. May 17, 2017 The Honorable Kevin BradyChairmanCommittee on Ways and MeansUnited States House1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Richard NealRanking MemberCommittee on Ways and MeansUnited States House1102 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 RE: Hearing On

Policy Thinkers Cannot Ignore The Practical Implications Of Tax Reform Proposals For Businesses

By | 2017-09-05T18:49:33+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Blog, Issue Briefs|

The following is an open letter by the BUILD Coalition on behalf of its members: The BUILD Coalition stands for Businesses United for Interest and Loan Deductibility. Our members represent industries throughout the economy, including agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications. The coalition is committed to pro-growth tax reform. As we know from our experiences on

To Secure America’s Economic Future, Lawmakers Must Recognize The Importance Of Interest Deductibility

By | 2017-09-05T18:49:50+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog, Issue Briefs|

As House Ways and Means Committee Republicans enter the second day of their two-day retreat to discuss how to align their tax plan with the White House’s principles, they must remember the role interest deductibility (ID) plays in facilitating business growth. The stated goal of the tax reform effort is to foster stronger business investment

BUILD Coalition Releases Statement On White House’s Tax Reform Principles

By | 2017-09-05T18:53:32+00:00 April 26th, 2017|News|

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) - The BUILD Coalition issued the following statement on President Trump’s guidelines for tax reform released today. "The BUILD Coalition is encouraged by the just-released White House principles for tax reform, and strongly urges Congress to follow a similar path in its efforts. By prioritizing stronger business investment and economic growth,

Lawmakers Slam “Harebrained” Plan To Eliminate Interest Deductibility

By | 2017-09-05T18:54:04+00:00 April 6th, 2017|News|

The BUILD Coalition has long warned about the severe impact on businesses of all sizes and from all sectors if the business interest deduction (ID) is eliminated. Lawmakers' growing concerns with the idea was apparent during a recent House Agriculture Committee hearing on tax reform. Credit financing plays a key role in agriculture—supporting daily operations,

To Have Tax Reform And Infrastructure Spending Together, Interest Deductibility Must Be Maintained.

By | 2017-09-05T18:50:22+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog, Issue Briefs|

With the Affordable Care Act repeal and replace effort tabled for now, the White House and Congress say they are shifting focus to their next big project: tax reform. However, according to an Axios article this week, this might not be all they are considering. Rumor has it that plans for a massive infrastructure spending

Moody’s Research Underscores Negative Impact Of Eliminating Interest Deductibility

By | 2017-03-22T17:17:10+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Issue Briefs, News|

Last week, Moody’s Investors Service published a new report, “Debt And Taxes: Credit Implications Of New Tax Reform Proposals,” showing how the House GOP Blueprint’s proposal to eliminate interest deductibility would lead to an increase in cash taxes for most business. The loss of interest deductibility would be particularly punitive for speculative-grade rated companies, even

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