Policy Perspectives

Policy Perspectives

Tax Reform

The U.S. corporate tax code puts American companies at a competitive disadvantage. The all-in U.S. tax rate is 39 percent (federal and state) — the highest among all industrialized countries and significantly higher than the 25 percent average corporate rate imposed by all the partner countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. FedEx believes reducing the corporate tax rate to be more in line with the rest of the developed world is essential to economic prosperity and job growth.

FedEx supports corporate tax reform that provides stability, certainty and increased economic opportunity in the United States. Reforming the U.S. tax code is critical to our competitiveness in the global arena.

 

 

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News and Statements

Recent News & Statements

FedEx Newsroom – November 20, 2017
FedEx Supports Congressional Action on Tax Reform

FedEx Newsroom – August 30, 2017
FedEx Supports Tax Reform

The Larry Kudlow Show – August 26, 2017
Interview with FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith

Wall Street Journal – August 13, 2017
Frederick W. Smith and David Abney: Business Rivals Agree on Policy

FedEx Newsroom – April 4, 2014
FedEx CFO Alan Graf and Rate Coalition Support Corporate Tax Reform

FedEx CEO: For Jobs, Corporate Tax Reform: The BRT Blog: FedEx CEO – April 17, 2013
For Jobs, Corporate Tax Reform

Building a Bipartisan Tax Reform Bridge to Economic Growth: FedEx Business Expertise Blog – September 9, 2013
Building a Bipartisan Tax Reform Bridge to Economic Growth, By Mike Fryt

U.S. Senator Max Baucus and Congressman Dave Camp Visit FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, TN: FedEx Newsroom – September 9, 2013
U.S. Senator Max Baucus and Congressman Dave Camp Visit FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis Tennessee

FedEx CVP of Tax Michael Fryt Advocates for Tax Reform on Capitol Hill – February 9, 2012
FedEx Newsroom: FedEx CVP of Tax Michael Fryt Advocates for Tax Reform on Capitol Hill

Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT) Launches to Promote Comprehensive Tax Reform: News Release – June 4, 2013
Alliance for Competitive Taxation (ACT) Launches to Promote Comprehensive Tax Reform

Two Major Coalitions Band Together to Support Comprehensive Tax Reform: News Release – September 19, 2013
Two Major Coalitions Band Together to Support Comprehensive Tax Reform

RATE Statement on the Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Draft: News Release – November 19, 2013
RATE Statement on the Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Draft

RATE Coalition Statement on Tax Reform Progress: News Release – November 19, 2013
RATE Coalition Statement on Tax Reform Progress

RATE Coalition Tax Executives Visit Capitol Hill, Obama Administration: News Release – November 21, 2013
RATE Coalition Tax Executives Visit Capitol Hill, Obama Administration

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheets & White Papers

Tax Reform Proposal
The GROW Plan

The Economic Benefits of Reducing the US Corporate Income Tax Rate: RATE/Ernst & Young Study – September 2011
The Economic Benefits of Reducing the US Corporate Income Tax Rate

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Testimony

Video of Frederick W. Smith at the Economic Club of Washington – December 7, 2012
Restoring America’s Economic Growth

Video of Mike Fryt on Tax VP Panel: Video of Mike Fryt on Tax VP Panel – February 6, 2012
RATE Event 020112 Tax VP Panel

Alan Graf CFO RATE Letter to Rep. Camp – April 4, 2014
Alan Graf CFO RATE Letter to Rep. Camp

The Importance of Tax Reform to FedEx: Mike Fryt Testimony – February 8, 2012
“The Importance of Tax Reform to FedEx”

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Video & Infographics

Video of Frederick W. Smith at the Economic Club of Washington – December 7, 2012
Restoring America’s Economic Growth

Video of Mike Fryt on Tax VP Panel: Video of Mike Fryt on Tax VP Panel – February 6, 2012
RATE Event 020112 Tax VP Panel

C-SPAN Coverage of Hearing: Corporate Taxes and Accounting Rules: C-SPAN Coverage of Hearing –
Corporate Taxes and Accounting Rules

U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the Developed World in 2013: [INFOGRAPHIC] –
U.S. Has the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the Developed World in 2013