Roskam understands needs of small businesses, company executive says
Illinois' fiscal situation is out of control and the state has increased taxes drastically over the past few years, but some politicians are saying enough is enough, including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-6th District).
A strong believer in domestic businesses, Roskam is pushing for more tax reforms so business owners can stay and operate in the state, rather than having to leave to pursue their dreams.
One such business is Atlas Tool and Die, a company whose chief alignment officer, Zach Mottl, is pleased to finally have a politician fighting for the well-being of the company.
"As a domestic manufacturer, I would love to see more done to encourage more domestic production and there have been some important steps in the right direction," Mottl told Chicago City Wire. "I'm a big fan of sales-tax apportionment, where you pay income tax based on where you sold your product, not where you declared your income."
Mottl is already pleased with some of the reforms that have come about so far, though, and believes that it is helpful for businesses. What is not helpful, however, is the high taxes that are driving companies out of the state to seek out more business-friendly environments.
"Businesses can shop around for where they want to do business; and Illinois' taxes and fees, and our property taxes, in particular, are really hard," Mottl said. "If it's too high, business will shop because they have a choice."
Mottl is delighted that Roskam is taking an interest in small businesses.
"I think Congressman Roskam gets it, and I see him working to help," Mottl said.
Mottl explained that the large businesses can often do massive damage to smaller businesses that may not be able to compete, which is why having a supportive congressman matters.