Keep U.S. Manufacturers Competitive

Tax Hikes Will Threaten America's Competitiveness

What’s Going On…

Update: The NAM successfully beat back a provision in the proposed “reconciliation” package that would have imposed taxes that disproportionately affect manufacturers, making it harder for them to invest in their businesses, upgrade their facilities and buy new machinery.

This is a win for manufacturers, but our work is not done. We need to keep up our momentum to stop other tax provisions within the current bill. Scroll down below to get tax action alerts and use our Call Congress tool to be automatically connected to your lawmaker’s office.

NAM Exclusive:

Harmful Tax Changes Facing Manufacturers

  • Raising tax rates—Congress and the Administration have proposed tax rate increases targeting corporations and pass-through entities alike, costing jobs and making it harder to invest for growth.
  • Book Tax—The “book tax” being considered in Congress would imposes a 15% minimum tax on manufacturers. The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation says manufacturers would shoulder almost half of the burden of this tax.
  • GILTI—Congress is considering increasing the U.S. global minimum tax, called the global intangible low-taxed income tax (GILTI), to 15.8%— above the proposed global minimum tax rate, among other harmful changes.
  • Interest Deductibility Limitations—Congress has proposed a new limitation on the tax deductibility of interest on business loans, making it more expensive for manufacturers to invest in growth.
  • Windfall Profits Tax—Under the guise of lowering gas prices, some members of Congress have proposed enacting a per-barrel tax on oil and gas companies. This dangerous proposal would weaken our energy security and drive oil and gas prices up.

The Negative Impact on Manufacturers:

Read the NAM’s most recent letter to U.S. Senators, with the support of over 125 national, state and local manufacturing business organizations, speaking out against the current reconciliation package.
Review this recent survey of manufacturing leaders that analyzes how manufacturers will be negatively impacted if Congress follows through on these changes.
Watch the CNBC coverage of the NAM’s on-the-ground effort in Arizona. Fox News similarly profiled the NAM’s work to stop tax hikes. 
Watch the video below to learn why tax hikes on manufacturers are the wrong way to go

How Tax Reform Has Protected Manufacturers

The tax reforms passed in 2017 put manufacturers in a position of strength — driving historic numbers of new hires, rising wages, strong capital investment and the best production in years.

Mobilizing Your Company & Taking Action

Next to friends and family, company leaders are the most trusted source of political information among their own employees. Below you will find customizable resources to help company leaders use this powerful grassroots action tool as their own and mobilize employees to take action themselves.

We encourage you to adapt the content below to accommodate company guidelines.

Take Action Today

The NAM’s grassroots advocacy campaign, Manufacturers United, is helping thousands of manufacturers and industry supporters use their voices to urge Washington to protect manufacturers’ hard-fought gains thanks to tax reform. Include your voice by taking advantage of the action opportunities below.


Manufacturers In Their Own Words

Manufacturing leaders understand the danger of tax hikes on manufacturers and small businesses across America. Listen to their words, and help strengthen our campaign by lending your own story.


Don’t Miss Mobile Tax Alerts

By joining the Manufacturers United text alert system, you’ll receive real-time updates and action opportunities right from your mobile device when a critical tax alert comes up in your community.

Text MU to 52886

Become an NAM Advocacy Ambassador

Become a leading voice on this issue and let the NAM help elevate your company’s advocacy to stop tax hikes on our industry.