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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January 08, 2020

Senate Confirms New SBA Administrator

BRTR's Frank Knapp tells The Hill that the appointment of Administrator Carranza must be 'A fresh opportunity for the administration to refocus on issues or measures that could actually help small businesses.'

January 07, 2020

STATEMENT: SBA Administrator Carranza Must be a Strong Voice for Main Street

New SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza must be a strong voice for entrepreneurs in an administration that has strongly favored large corporations

January 01, 2020

Nevada entrepreneurs say Trump’s 2017 tax law has not helped small businesses

BRTR member: 'Based on what the president was saying, I thought it was a tax reform for everyone across the board. Not just a tax reform for the billionaires.'

December 30, 2019

How Big Companies Won New Tax Breaks From the Trump Administration

As the Treasury Department prepared to enact the Republican tax overhaul, corporate lobbyists swarmed — and won big

December 26, 2019

Conservative commentator rips Trump's signature tax overhaul: 'It was a big mistake'

Johnny Burtka ripped President Trump’s 2017 tax law in light of a new report that found that some of the most profitable companies in the U.S. didn't pay any taxes last year as a result of the legislation.

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

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