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From the CEO

CES 2018 is one for the record books based on
its size, innovation and sheer optimism. Neither
the big splash of rain nor a two-hour power
outage could dampen the plethora of exciting
announcements, business opportunities and
array of product launches. AI, robots, health
and sports tech, smart cities, smart speakers,
vehicles and more than 1,000 startups captivated 6,500+ journalists, investors and executives walking the floor.
Meanwhile, the crowded conference sessions
with more than 800 speakers showed an
industry thirsty for learning, sharing knowledge
and understanding policy. Add it all up and
every show-goer I met seemed exhilarated by
our industry's momentum, possibilities and
ability to shape a better world.
For the nearly two thirds of attendees who
are U.S. citizens, CES marked a fresh start to
a year with a new U.S. tax law, the first big overhaul since 1986. CTA has worked for years on
the big components: a big cut in the corporate
tax rate, a territorial system of taxation, and
a lower tax rate for money held abroad. Under
the new tax law the rate falls from 35 percent
to 21 percent. The Washington Post called it,
"the largest one-time rate cut in U.S. history for
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Since President
Trump was
elected, CTA
member
companies have
made more than
40 major job
announcements,
creating
253,072 jobs.

the nation's largest companies."
These changes allow repatriation
of assets held overseas and fairer
taxes going forward.
Love or hate
President Trump,
President Trump signs
the Tax Cut and Reform
he is giving us
Bill in the Oval Office
what CTA has been
at The White House in
seeking for years:
Washington, DC on
December 22, 2017.
less bureaucracy,
no more bad rules,
a government working with business and a tax law encouraging
U.S. investment.
And our industry is responding.
Since President Trump was
elected, CTA member companies
have made more than 40 major job
announcements, creating 253,072
jobs. The latest was Apple, who
announced that in the next five
years it would contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy and create 20,000 new
American jobs. And it will also pay $38 billion
in taxes to the U.S. government.
It's not only the soaring stock market and
dropping unemployment, it will soon mean
middle class American workers will take home
greater pay. The new tax law not only simplifies
filing for many Americans, it is a relatively
large tax cut for middle income Americans.
Certainly, upper income Americans paying
high state income taxes, especially those in high
tax states, will see less benefits but even they
should feel wealthier if they own stock.
All this good news does not mean the end
of the business cycle. It does not mean our
divisive politics will get better. But we live in
wonderfully exciting times! Innovation is fueling great change and a surging world economy.
Let's enjoy ourselves while we make the
world better.

Gary Shapiro,
President and CEO

I T I S I N N O VAT I O N

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

CES and Tax Reform -
a Great Start for Tech in 2018



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