2015 Annual Report: Looking Back on Our Biggest Year Yet

August 11, 2016

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Fifteen years ago, the Tax Foundation was just seven people with a small but dedicated audience. Today, we have a team of 24 and are the go-to source on tax policy for millions of taxpayers, hundreds of state and federal legislators, most of the presidential candidates, and every major news outlet in the country.

There are, however, a few things that have remained consistent over the last 15 years. There is still hope that one day American tax policy will stop placing such a heavy burden on taxpayers and our economy, and the Tax Foundation remains dedicated to making that day become a reality. That's why I'm so excited to share with you our 2015 Annual Report, which clearly demonstrates that we’re closer to achieving our goals than ever. I encourage you to download a copy below and share in the pride and excitement that me, our entire team, and everyone who supports us share over what we've achieved.

Because of our diligent, hardworking team, backed with the support of our generous donors, the debate on tax policy is moving from simply how to redistribute income. We’re moving closer to a discussion on how we can simplify the tax code, get rid of the waste, and build a system that promotes economic growth and better living standards.

Today, presidential candidates are competing to have the best tax plans, governors are asking Tax Foundation experts for help in improving their state’s tax codes, and Congress has made tax reform a priority for 2017.

When I look back at the last 15 years, where we’ve come from, and where we are, I see that the U.S. is finally poised for real, positive tax reform. And it’s because of the generous support of our partners that the Tax Foundation is ready with the right staff, the right tools, and the right research to make it happen.

Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped keep us fighting since 1937!


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