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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February 20, 2020

STATEMENT: Impact of Trump Tax Law on Small Business Woefully Mischaracterized during Nevada Debate

BRTR Co-chair Shaundell Newsome says the tax law has not helped small businesses’ profitability nor has it helped small business owners hire, grow or invest in their businesses

February 19, 2020

Shaundell Newsome Joins National Business Advocacy Coalition as Co-Chair

Longtime Nevada Business Owner and Small Business Advocate Joins Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform Leadership

February 13, 2020

Midlands Biz: GOP tax law leaves SC small businesses behind

BRTR's Frank Knapp, Jr. writes: Today VP Pence visits South Carolina to tout the business benefits of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But the reality is it has left many businesses behind. 

February 05, 2020

CPA Practice Adviser: Trump Snubs Small Business

BRTR Co-chair Op-Ed: President Donald Trump failed to mention small businesses in his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday — perhaps not surprising given that the 2017 tax law was an irresponsible giveaway to large corporations and the wealthy that exploded the debt while doing little for Main Street.

February 04, 2020

STATEMENT: President Snubs Small Business During State of the Union

BRTR Co-chair Anne Zimmerman: It’s not surprising the president snubbed small business during the State of the Union—that’s exactly what his failed tax law did.

January 31, 2020

LAW 360: Blame Deficit On Disastrous Tax Law, Not Social Safety Net

Op-Ed By BRTR Co-Chair Frank Knapp, Jr.: Instead of blaming seniors and low income citizens for our skyrocketing national debt, Trump and the GOP should admit the failure of the 2017 tax law

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