New coalition to push for comprehensive tax reform

The Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates launched Tuesday and will lobby for fair, effective tax rates for large and small businesses. "The coalition believes that high effective tax rates harm the economy and discourage job creation," according to the group. The coalition includes 57 national organizations and 98 state and local organizations. Representing an estimated 500,000 businesses, the group is led by the National Federation of Independent Business and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. Organizations that advocate for contractors, wholesalers and franchisors are also participating in the group.

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