Stop the Border Adjustment Tax
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"STOP the BAT" – Erin Calvo-Bacci
Erin Calvo-Bacci, owner of CB Stuffer, a small chocolate retailer and manufacturer in Massachusetts, explains how the proposed House plan to increase taxes on imports would be devastating to her business and to the consumers she serves.
"Anyone that says BAT will be good for everyone is wrong, wrong, wrong. It's not, it's going to put businesses, businesses like mine, out."
Owner, CB Stuffer
Here's how the BAT would hurt consumers and retailers:
- House Republicans have proposed the Border Adjustment Tax, also known as the BAT. This would be a new, additional tax on the products we use every day.
- BAT supporters want you to believe that it will bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States by punishing American companies that import goods.
- The reality is the BAT will increase costs and kill jobs. Goods imported into the United States — gas, medicine, fruits, vegetables, clothing — will be more expensive for everyone.
- The National Retail Federation estimates price increases of at least 15 percent, costing the average family as much as $1,700 a year.
- We need tax reform — but not if it hurts middle-class families who can't afford to pay more for essential goods.
"STOP the BAT" – Vivian Sayward
Vivian Sayward, owner of Vivacity Sportswear in San Diego, Calif., shares her concerns over the proposed BAT that would drastically impact her business, vendors and employees.
"Prices for everyday items, such as socks, shoes and household appliances, will go up.”
Forbes.com, Jan. 11, 2017
"STOP the BAT" – Dave Ratner
Dave Ratner, owner of Dave's Soda & Pet City, says the proposed BAT will cost his business sales and jobs. Take action against the Border Adjustment Tax at stopthebat.tax.
"A tax on imports is a tax on things working folk buy every single day... I’m talking about T-shirts, jeans, shoes, baby clothes, toys, groceries.”
Sen. Tom Cotton
Senate Floor Remarks, Feb. 15, 2017
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With few of the credits and deductions that ease other industries’ tax burdens, retailers pay the highest taxes of any industry.