The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 tax law gives big corporations an enormous 40% tax cut but does little to help small businesses. Our research shows the majority of small business owners say it hasn't helped their profitability or success and they support rolling back corporate tax cuts to pay for policies that help small businesses. Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform believes Congress must support tax policy that helps small businesses achieve their full economic potential.

The numbers are in, and most small businesses say the Trump tax cuts had no impact, or a negative impact, on their business. 


What about you? Did your taxes go down? Did the law deliver enough savings for you to hire a new employee or invest in your business? Was doing your taxes easier than before? Or did all the promises around the law fall flat?


Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform wants to hear all about it.


Please fill out the form and we'll be in touch to hear your story about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has impacted real small businesses.


Stories like yours are important to letting Congress know how to get tax reform right!




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Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform is a coalition of business leaders calling for tax reform that truly benefits America’s small business owners, not just large corporations. We are dedicated to ensuring  tax reform in Washington is fiscally responsible, creates a level playing field for all businesses, grows the economy and works for our nation’s 30 million small business owners. Since the Great Recession, small businesses have created nearly two-thirds of net new private-sector jobs and tax reform must help them continue to grow our economy and create jobs.

Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform members are small business owners, economic leaders and business associations at the national, state and local level.


The coalition is chaired by Ron Busby, President & CEO of the US Black Chambers, Inc., Frank Knapp Jr., President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, and Anne Zimmerman the Founder & CEO of Zimmerman & Co CPAs, a public accounting firm with offices in Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio.

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November 07, 2019

USA TODAY: Senator wants to give small businesses a tax break for hiring the first employee

“Most net new jobs come from businesses that are less than five years old with fewer than five employees,” said Frank Knapp, co-chair of BRTR

October 30, 2019

Wyden’s PROGRESS Act Shows How Tax Reform Can Help Small Businesses and Economy

Statement by BRTR Co-Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. on the PROGRESS Act, which includes key BRTR policy priority

December 26, 2019

Two years in, Trump tax cuts not on course to pay for themselves

There’s no evidence of the tax cut law substantially increasing growth and real wages compared to the growth that was already occurring during the prior president

October 07, 2019

CNBC: China Tariffs Cost Small Businesses Customers

Tariffs have increased the cost of doing business for 37% of small businesses across the U.S. As a result, 46% of those admit they are losing customers.

October 03, 2019

Small Businesses Deserve Tax Policies that Help Them Thrive, Not PR Attempts to Bolster Failed Tax Law

Statement from BRTR Co-Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. refuting attempts to make tax law seem like a boon to small businesses

September 13, 2019

INSIDE SOURCES: What to Make of The August Job Numbers?

BRTR Co-Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. says the  evidence is clear that the economy is slipping, and consumers are feeling it

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