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

  • Resolution Urging Congress to Protect Consumer Privacy in Banking and Financial Transactions Draft

    WHEREAS, the Biden Administration has proposed a change to tax reporting which would require financial institutions to provide the Internal Revenue Service a total dollar amount of incoming and outgoing transactions from every customer account with gross inflows and outflows of over $600 in a tax year; WHEREAS, if this …

  • Statement of Principles on ARPA Aid to State Governments Final

    Statement of Principles Temporary Funds Require Temporary Spending History reveals that federal spending and bailouts are not a “free lunch” for states. Academic research shows that federal aid to the states increases both state spending and overall tax burdens. If state leaders spend temporary federal funds, the increased spending should …

  • Resolution Urging Congress to Let States Cut Taxes Final

    Model Resolution WHEREAS, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $350 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, despite an increase in total state and local revenue in calendar year 2020; WHEREAS, ARPA funds were in addition to hundreds of billions in federal assistance to state and local governments …

  • Statement of Principles on Sound Rainy Day Fund Practices Final

    Guiding Principles of State Rainy Day Funds The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is committed to developing state budgetary policies that foster an economy that works for all, empowering people to earn success and realize their potential. One way that a legislature can ensure this goal is by preparing for …

  • Resolution in Support of End-of-Year Fiscal Responsibility Final

    WHEREAS: Waste, fraud, and abuse occur frequently in agency budget processes WHEREAS: Congress has the responsibility to ensure agency waste, fraud, and abuse is minimized and taxpayers are protected from agency mismanagement WHEREAS: In the last quarter of the fiscal year (Q4), federal agencies spent 25.4% more than previous months …

  • Resolution in Opposition to Federal Bailouts of State Budgets Final

    WHEREAS, the national debt surpassed $27 trillion in October 2020; WHEREAS, states – like the federal government – have demonstrated a lack of spending restraint, with state and local government direct general expenditures increasing by nearly 90% over the past 40 years when accounting for inflation and population growth; WHEREAS, …

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