Tax and Fiscal Policy
Task Force Description
The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is dedicated to researching and promoting sound 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 several Subcommittees that examine specific policy areas in detail. These areas include fiscal policy reform, internet taxation, education finance, and public pensions.
The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is working to provide economically viable, fiscally responsible, and free market solutions to promote economic growth.
All Model Policies
Section 1. Adopt the Net Operating Loss Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code as amended by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic. [INSERT STATE] is to adopt or otherwise conform to the federal CARES Act’s Temporary Repeal of Taxable Income Limitation contained …
SECTION 1 Amends [INSERT STATE] Tax Code, as follows: If the appraised value of property in a tax year is lowered upon taxpayer appeal, the appraised value of the property as finally determined under that determination is considered to be the appraised value of the property for that tax year.
Truth in Taxation Act Final
As used in this section: (1) “Taxing subdivision” means any political subdivision of the state that levies an ad valorem tax on property. (2) “Revenue neutral rate” means the tax rate for the current tax year that would generate the same property tax revenue as levied the previous tax year …
Statement of Principles on Truth in Property Taxation Guiding Principles: Utah’s Example Utah enacted its Truth in Taxation law in 1985 to provide a solution to taxpayer unrest from ever-increasing property taxes. Accountability – While Utah’s law does not limit property taxes, it makes local elected officials think …
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] …
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 …