Tax and Fiscal Policy

Task Force Description

The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is dedicated to researching and promoting sound economic policy aimed at creating a pro-growth atmosphere in state economies. Policies that promote economic growth and increase state competitiveness are achieved by reducing excessive government spending and limiting the overall tax burden. The Task Force’s legislative members are at the forefront of developing sound, fiscally responsible, and free market tax and fiscal policies to address the needs that the states now face.

The Task force has pioneered policies that increase budget transparency, promote state spending limitations, require super-majorities for tax increases, implement dynamic revenue forecasting, and many more. The Task Force has four Subcommittees that examine specific policy areas in detail. These areas include fiscal federalism issues, internet taxation, state budget reform, and public pensions.

A recent survey of state legislators indicated that tax policy was their top concern. Now is a time when state debt is mounting, budgets are tightening, and states are looking to become more economically competitive. The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is working to provide economically viable, fiscally responsible, and free market solutions to promote economic growth.

Meeting Information

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All Model Policies

  • Draft Resolution Regarding the Impact of Federal Lands on the State Education System Final

    WHEREAS, the power to tax is the fuel of self-governance; WHEREAS, the right and authority of state and local governments to promote the highest value and use of land is fundamental to funding education and other essential government services; WHEREAS, the federal government still controls more than [INSERT RELEVANT PERCENTAGE] …

  • Resolution Supporting Equal Tax Treatment for All Vehicles Final

    WHEREAS, the federal government currently offers a tax credit of $7,500 each for certain types of vehicles up to a threshold of 200,000 per automobile manufacturer; and WHEREAS, tax credits for politically favored companies or products distort markets and encourage additional lobbying for government favors; and WHEREAS, tax credits …

  • State Grant Transparency and Accountability Act Final

    Summary The collection and reporting on the use of public grants is an important tool for properly stewarding tax dollars. The purpose of this Act is to improve transparency and accountability in the state grant making process by creating a publicly accessible web portal containing categorized expenditure information detailing the …

  • Evaluating Tax Revenue Foregone from Federally Controlled Lands Final

    Foregone property tax evaluation procedures. • As used in this section: (a)(i) “Federally controlled land” means any land within the exterior boundaries of the state that is controlled by the United States government for the entire taxable year. (ii) “Federally controlled land” does not include: • A …

  • Resolution in Opposition to Taxation or Regulation Without Representation Final

    Summary: Prior to the South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling from the United States Supreme Court, a long line of Supreme Court precedent reaffirmed that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution prohibited states from requiring an entity to collect sales taxes on the state’s behalf unless the entity has …

  • Statement of Principles for Model State Laws to Encourage Philanthropic Creation and Operation Final

    Statement of Principles for Model State Laws to Encourage Philanthropic Creation and Operation Philanthropy exemplifies the American ideal of private action in the public interest, demonstrating our faith in the capacity of individual citizens not only to create wealth, but also – voluntarily – to care for their country, …

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