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Heartland Institute Joins Free-Market Coalition Opposing Internet Sales Tax

In September, The Heartland Institute joined a broad coalition of conservative leaders and free-market proponents in signing “An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act,” voicing their opposition to S. 2609, the so-called Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. The leaders of seventeen organizations, representing millions of citizens, called the legislation “confused,” saying it combines a common-sense extension of the national ban on...

United States, France among Worst Countries for Tax Competiveness

Earlier this week, the Tax Foundation’s annual International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) report was released, disclosing some unsurprising results. Among the study’s rankings, the United States was ranked as the third-worst country in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), out of 34 measured countries. Using the Tax Foundation’s metrics, only Portugal and France were found to have tax structures and systems more antagonistic to free-market competiveness and...

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