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

  • Resolution Regarding Property-Assessed Clean Energy Programs Draft

    Whereas property-assessed clean energy (PACE) is a mechanism for private property owners to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects; and, Whereas most PACE programs are established by municipalities by issuing bonds to fund projects; and, Whereas the financing is provided by municipalities to the property owner and paid back …

  • Resolution on Taxation of Smokeless Tobacco Products Versus Cigarettes Sunset Review

    Summary This resolution recognizes that tobacco harm reduction is a vital component in a successful tobacco control strategy.  While abstaining from all tobacco is the best way for smokers to reduce their risk of disease, state governments must also consider if those who will not abstain can reduce their risk …

  • Audit Equity and Process Simplification Act Sunset Review

    Audit Equity and Process Simplification Act  Summary  Typically, a state tax auditor does not review every transaction in an audited period.  Instead, the auditor uses a sample of transactions to ascertain an underpayment or “error rate.” The auditor then projects the error rate over the audited …

  • Tax and Expenditure Limitation Act Final

    Model Policy {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Election Provisions} For any fiscal year that commences on or after____ state and local government districts must have voter approval in advance for any new tax rate increase, mill levy above that for the prior year, valuation for assessment ratio increase for …

  • An Act Relating to Online Lodging Marketplaces – Establishing Statewide Standards, Protecting Privacy, and Enabling Efficient Tax Remittance Final

    Section 1 – Definitions “Lodging Marketplace” means a person that provides a platform through which an Unaffiliated Third Party offers to rent a Vacation Rental or Short-Term Rental to an occupant and collects the consideration for the rental from the occupant. For the purposes of this paragraph: “Unaffiliated Third Party” …

  • Draft Act to Identify Coercive Federal Funds in the Budget of [INSERT STATE] Final

    An Act to create [section ______] of the statutes; relating to: [state legislative budget bureau] reports on federal funds in the state budget, and the conditions attached by federal law and federal regulation thereto, including related guidance. The people of the state of [state_____], represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: Section [_____] …

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