Washington, D.C. – February 26, 2014 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement in reaction to the tax reform proposal introduced today by Rep. Dave Camp, (R-Michigan). Please attribute to AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA:
“We applaud Rep. Camp for tackling one of the most challenging issues on Capitol Hill – reforming the tax code. We support simplification of the code – and the underlying effort to create a more uniform tax rate structure, which should help our more than 83,000 members in design and construction recover from the Great Recession.
“We have serious concerns about some of the changes the Camp tax proposal will have on the myriad tax provisions that help small design firms build energy efficient buildings and continue to grow in this challenging economy. We look forward to examining the Camp proposal in greater detail and assert that tax reform legislation can help with the survival and prosperity of the small business sectors which are vital to the continued growth of the American economy.”
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