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Burlington, Mass. – As millions of Americans prepare to file their taxes this week, small business owners across the United States are sounding the alarm and urging Congress and the White House to take action on reforming the federal tax code.
Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) today released the results of its 2015 Small Business Attitudes on Taxes survey, which found that 90% of small business owners believe that the federal tax code needs reform, with 88% believing that tax code reform should be a priority for the 114th Congress and the White House. However, even if federal lawmakers take up the issue of tax reform, small business owners remain wary, with 88% believing that the federal government does not adequately take into account the impact on small businesses when considering reforms to the tax code.
The survey also found that tax reform could potentially have significant impact on the economy, with 52% of small businesses responding that reform to the tax code "would be very helpful to growing and expanding my business.” Of those surveyed, 73% responded that federal levies are more concerning than state and local taxes.
“The survey results are clear: U.S. small businesses want tax code reform and they want our federal lawmakers to enact reforms that make small business growth a priority," said Endurance CEO and Founder Hari Ravichandran. "If we want to keep our economy moving, Congress and the White House need to address the concerns of U.S. small businesses. It starts with looking at ways to reform the tax code that enable small business owners to reinvest in expansion and hiring. These survey results should be an eye-opener for federal legislators as they come back from the April recess.”
The small businesses surveyed, all of which have web presence solutions from Endurance, regard online sales tax as another important issue with 63% responding that it is a concern to them and 55% saying that online sales should not be taxed at all. 24% believe that online sales should be taxed, but only in the state where the business is located.
Endurance International Group is a leading technology provider of cloud-based platform solutions to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online. Endurance, through its family of brands, supports more than 4.1 million subscribers globally.
Endurance conducted its survey of 827 U.S.-based small businesses from March 27 to April 7, 2015. For purposes of this survey, small businesses are defined as employing 10 or fewer people on either a full-time or part-time basis. Additional survey results can be found in the chart below and online here.
About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI) helps small and medium-sized business owners establish, manage and grow their businesses by harnessing the power and promise of the web. As a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions to help small and medium- sized business owners succeed online, Endurance, through its family of brands – including Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, A Small Orange, MOJO Marketplace and ResellerClub – supports over 4.1 million subscribers and is able to tailor solutions for small businesses at every stage and level of sophistication. Endurance is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has a presence in Asia and the Americas, and employs over 2,500 people. For more information, visit endurance.com.
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