Taxes and Investment in Young Businesses

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A comment letter to the 2015 Senate Finance Committee

In January 2015, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) announced the launch of five separate bipartisan Finance Committee Tax Working Groups to spur congressional comprehensive tax reform efforts. In March, the Committee asked stakeholders and the public to submit ideas to the bipartisan working groups.

Kauffman Foundation Research and Policy Vice President Dane Stangler and Policy Director Jason Wiens submitted this letter that explains how taxes impact startup investment decisions and shape incentives.