Every summer, millions of Americans pack their sunscreen, beach towels, and swim suits and head to the beach to cool off with an ocean breeze. With toes in the sand and salt in the air, spending time with friends and family by the water is a peak summer activity.
However, as Americans enjoy their beach time, policy makers back in our nation's capital are working to move forward with a viable tax reform plan this year. And while we're all in favor of much-needed tax reform that levels the playing field and creates opportunity across the country, unfortunately there's a shark in the water with the current proposal.
The border adjustable tax, or BAT, threatens to raise the cost of items Americans use every day, including beachside necessities like sunscreen, swim suits, and sunglasses. That's why we're telling Congress to drop the BAT from any future tax reform plans and #DontTaxSummer. You can learn more about why the BAT is bad for consumers and businesses alike by clicking here and following us over the next few weeks for more from our #DontTaxSummer campaign.