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Jeanne Shaheen on Tax Reform

Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor

 


Bipartisan effort to correct error in tax code

Shaheen worked with a bipartisan group to introduce the Restoring Investments in Improvements Act. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the tax code, allowing businesses to write off costs associated with improving facilities. A drafting error required leaseholders to write those expenses off over 40 years. "The tax law was written in secret and rushed through Congress by Republicans, so this mistake was overlooked. I'm glad to join this bipartisan bill and right this wrong," said Shaheen.
Source: Senate press release on shaheen.senate.gov for 2020 , Mar 18, 2019

Support middle class tax cuts to help working families

For the past seven years, wages have remained stagnant while the price of everything else has gone through the roof. As New Hampshire families fall further and further behind, Washington offers more of the same: more tax cuts for the wealthy few, more tax subsidies to oil and gas companies who are making record profits, and more debt and deficits. Shaheen will support middle class tax cuts to help working families get ahead and she’ll say “no” to Washington’s runaway spending and misplaced priorities.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, jeanneshaheen.org, “Issues” , Jul 12, 2008

No national sales tax or VAT.

Shaheen adopted the National Governors Association policy:

Source: NGA Executive Committee Policy Statement EC-9 00-NGA1 on Feb 15, 2000

Let states independently determine estate taxes.

Shaheen adopted a letter to Congressional leaders from 37 Governors:

We are writing to request equal treatment between states and the federal government on estate tax changes. Regardless of one’s view about phasing out the federal estate tax, the Governors are absolutely united in opposing any action that would discriminate against states in the phase-out of the state and federal estate taxes. This issue needs to be addressed before the Senate goes to conference with the House.

Governors believe that the ability of states to independently determine their own tax revenue policy is a basic tenet of federalism. Moreover, no federal tax bill should be enacted without close consultation with the states.

At the very least, there must be equity in the treatment of the state death tax credit in the tax bill the Congress considers with the proposed phase-out of the federal estate tax. Governors oppose provisions that impose disproportionate impacts on state revenue systems. The changes proposed by the Senate would have abrupt, significant adverse impacts on state revenues at a particularly onerous time for many states. The potential impact on states would begin next year and have a potential impact of between $50 and $100 billion over the next ten years.

We urge the leaders to respect those rights and to restore fairness.

Source: National Governor's Association letter to Congress 01-NGA19 on May 23, 2001

Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey.

Shaheen opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on tax cuts

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Make Federal Income Tax Cuts Permanent ?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-11A on Sep 10, 2020

Other candidates on Tax Reform: Jeanne Shaheen on other issues:
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Chris Sununu
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Dan Feltes
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Karen Testerman
Maggie Hassan
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Bill O`Brien
Carol Shea-Porter
Corky Messner
Jim Rubens
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