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

  • State Grant Transparency and Accountability Act Draft

    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 …

  • Resolution in Opposition to Taxation or Regulation Without Representation Draft

    Summary: Prior to the South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. 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 or use taxes on the state’s behalf unless …

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

    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, …

  • Resolution to Oppose the Multistate Tax Commission’s Effort to Rewrite the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act Sunset Review

    Resolution to Oppose the Multistate Tax Commission’s Effort to Rewrite the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act Summary This resolution opposes the effort being undertaken by the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) to rewrite the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act (UDITPA). This resolution recognizes that state …

  • Resolution in Opposition to a Carbon Tax Final

    WHEREAS, affordable and abundant electricity is a strategic resource that is essential to modern life, America’s economic competitiveness. WHEREAS, the application of a carbon tax to gasoline and other transportation fuels will have a dramatic, immediate impact on transportation costs; and WHEREAS, a carbon tax, by design, will result in substantial, immediate …

  • Model State Administrative Tax Tribunal Act Final

    Model State Administrative Tax Tribunal Act Section 1. Statement of Purpose To increase public confidence in the fairness of the State tax system, the State shall provide an independent agency with tax expertise to resolve disputes between the [department of revenue] and taxpayers, prior to requiring the payment …

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