For immediate release:
Washington, D.C. – March 13, 2013 – The American Institute of Architects today expressed support for a draft proposal by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, that would dramatically simplify the tax code for small businesses such as architects and help them create more jobs. The following statement should be attributed to AIA President Mickey Jacob, FAIA:
“As more than 90 percent of AIA members have less than 50 employees, we are supportive of any legislative effort that both simplifies the tax code and preserves the current tax treatment of small businesses.
“In this regard, Rep. Camp’s proposal is a promising way to start the debate on tax reform for small business, especially as the design and construction industry is in the midst of a jobs-producing recovery from recession.
“We look forward to working with Rep. Camp and others to see such legislation passed in this session of Congress.”
About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.