Congressman Roger Williams

Representing the 25th District of Texas

Tax Reform

  • Personal tax brackets cut to 20% and 30%
    • Americans should keep more of their hard-earned money.


  • Corporate tax rate lowered to 20%
    • Cutting the corporate tax rate will spur job creation, encourage increased investment in research and infrastructure, make businesses more competitive worldwide, and lower the unemployment rate.


  • Repatriation tax holiday at 5% rate
    • High corporate tax rates encourage U.S. companies to store their earnings abroad instead of investing it in expansion and employment at home. This proposal allows for a permanent tax holiday to allow repatriation of funds at 5%, instead of 35%.


  • Payroll tax cut for employers and employees of 2%
    • Cutting payroll taxes boosts take-home pay for Americans. From 2011-2012, employees enjoyed a 2% payroll reduction (to 4.2%).


  • Cut the Capital Gains and Dividends tax to 15% or 0%
    • Cutting the capital gains and dividends tax will improve economic growth.  Extending these cuts to all investors will help stimulate investment.  15% is recommended, but 0% is ideal.


  • Eliminate the Inheritance tax
    • Instead of being burdened with the most unfair tax liability we have, we should allow Americans to expand their businesses. Eliminating this tax would create 1.5 million jobs.


  • Make bonus depreciation permanent at a 100% level
    • Allowing for 100% depreciation of fixed assets will allow businesses to deduct tangible personal property from the tax base in the year of purchase.  Bonus depreciation reduces the tax bias against investment.


  • Keep LIFO Accounting
    • The Last In, First Out accounting method is a more accurate way of measuring financial performance and calculating taxes.  Repealing LIFO would force companies using this method to report their LIFO reserves as income, resulting in a massive tax increase for both large and small businesses.



More on Tax Reform

Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), vice chair on the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade on the House Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement Tuesday in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB), final arbitration rule:

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement Tuesday afternoon after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. 

Apr 21, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), the author of tax reform plan Jumpstart America, joined Fox7 Austin in studio this morning to talk about his work with military children, the U.S. response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria and tax reform.

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Apr 3, 2017 Newsletter



Mar 30, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor to speak on tax reform.

Williams remarks are below:

Mar 29, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), a member of the House Financial Services Committee and a second generation small business owner, joined Squawk Box on CNBC Wednesday morning to discuss his tax reform plan, Jumpstart America.


Jumpstart America will do the following:

Cap Individual Tax Rate to 20% and 30% for those making more than $1 million/ year

Lower Corporate Tax Rate to 20%

Make Permanent a Repatriation Tax of 5%

Jan 4, 2017 Video

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) Wednesday morning took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to lay out his tax reform plan, Jumpstart America, before the new 115th Congress.

“My tax reform plan will simplify our tax code,” said Williams. “It will give job creators the tools they need to succeed and empower America’s greatest asset, its workers. My tax reform plan will do exactly what its name says it will do…Jumpstart America.”

Dec 23, 2016 Newsletter