LIFO in Jeopardy

Your help is needed to protect LIFO in tax reform, contact your Congressman and Senators.

Republican leaders are expected to release more details about tax reform sometime this week. It is clear that tax writers are intently looking for sources of new tax revenue that can be raised to offset cuts to corporate tax rates. Among some tax writers, any and all tax provisions that could raise revenue are on the table, LIFO repeal included. 


Key members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees MUST hear from businesses in their states and districts urging their opposition to LIFO repeal and explaining how repeal would negatively impact the employers and workers in their districts/states – their voting constituents. 


We urge all of our members to contact their Representative and Senators and ask them to protect LIFO in tax reform. You can find contact information for their offices through the NAED website. Click here to contact your elected official directly.


When you call or email the office please identify your company as a constituent business and employer, and explain how repeal of LIFO would negatively impact your business – and the local economy. Please provide as much detail as possible – if LIFO is repealed you will have to lay off workers, postpone an investment, reduce or eliminate contributions to your workers’ retirement or health care plans…etc. Members of Congress and their staff will always listen to their constituents’ concerns. 


NAED has a policy brief to help ensure you have the best talking points on the issue, but be sure to make them relevant to your company.


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Edward Orlet

Edward Orlet

Ed Orlet, NAED Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Strategic Projects, serves as a facilitator for diverse distributor and cross-industry groups, as well as moderating industry panels nationwide. Before joining NAED in 2001, Orlet worked as a distributor salesperson to mechanical contracting and OEM markets. He has more than 20 years’ experience in distribution and sales to construction, institutional, and industrial customers. He also worked on the legislative staff in the Illinois State Senate. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.