Take Action and Support a Permanent Research and Development Tax Credit
The passage of a permanent R&D tax credit is imperative for the electronics industry to remain competitive, retain jobs, and ensure the competitiveness of U.S. technology-based businesses.
Write a letter to your members of Congress now and let them know that you support a permanent R&D Tax Credit!
IPC has made it easy for you with three easy steps.
Important Bill Number to know:
- Download a sample letter template for you to use.
- Modify the letter to be specific to your company and legislators
- Send your letter via standard mail to your elected members of Congress
IPC staff is ready to help you and would like to hear about your efforts. Please contact us via e-mail at RonChamrin@ipc.org or via phone at +1 703-522-0225.
- House Bill 942, The American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011
5 More Steps That You Can Take:
Download the complete R&D Tax Credit Legislative Information packet (.pdf)
- E-mail a letter to your members of Congress.
Download this sample letter template for you to use. You can modify the letter and deliver it to your members of Congress via standard e-mail.
- Call your representatives' offices.
Use these talking points (.pdf) to help you when you talk with your representatives or their legislative staff members.
- Schedule a meeting with your U.S. House member or senators.
A personal visit with your representatives is the best way to deliver your viewpoint, even if that visit is with a legislative staff member. You can arrange a visit either in the district office or in Washington…refer to this fact sheet (.pdf) to help you when you talk with your representatives or their legislative staff members.
- Write an Op-Ed article in your local newspaper.
Download this sample op-ed letter that can be used by anyone interested in submitting an opinion-editorial to their local newspaper. We suggest that you modify this template to include a few details specific to your company, facility and state.
- Invite your members of Congress to take a tour of your facility.
A tour of your facility is an excellent opportunity for you to build a strong relationship with your Representative or Senators. Your representatives and their staff members will appreciate the good product you make and the good work you do. They'll be much more likely to keep you in mind in the future and to understand how pending legislation or regulations might affect your company. They will appreciate the visit because it puts them in touch with more voters. View a helpful guide to successfully host a plant tour. IPC staff can assist you with coordination efforts and answer your questions.
"(Our budget) includes a 10-year commitment to make the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit permanent. This is a tax credit that returns $2 to the economy for every dollar we spend. Yet over the years we've allowed this credit to lapse or we've extended it year to year -- even just a few months at a time. Under my budget, this tax credit will no longer fall prey to the whims of politics and partisanship. It will be far more effective when businesses like yours can count on it, when you've got some stability and reliability."
-- Remarks of President Obama at the White House before a gathering of executives representing research-driven companies on March 23, 2009