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Orrin Hatch

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In his state of the union address, President Obama laid out his vision for the tax code. Earlier in the day , in a speech to the Chamber of Commerce, Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) described his. They are not only on different planets. They inhabit different galaxies. Obama wants
January 20, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Death and taxes: Inevitable, but not always paired. President Obama wants to change that. In a wide-ranging tax plan he’ll highlight at tonight’s State of the Union address, he’d close “arguably the biggest loophole in the tax code for high-wealth households,” says TPC’s Len Burman. Len explains
January 20, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Senate Finance Committee has created five bipartisan working groups to develop ideas for comprehensive tax reform by the end of May. It is a good idea. But it is unlikely to accelerate the panel’s timetable for producing legislation. The task forces won't develop many new ideas. Let’s be honest
January 15, 2015Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
In a few weeks, veteran Utah Republican Orrin Hatch will become chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Soon after, the panel may begin tackling tax reform. While there is good reason to be skeptical about how far a tax code rewrite will get in the next Congress, it is worth keeping track of Hatch’s
December 18, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
The GOP takes control of the Senate. It has secured a majority in the Senate but has far from working control in a chamber where 60 votes are needed to do almost anything. Utah’s Orrin Hatch will become the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is in line to head the
November 5, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Have it your way… unless you’re Burger King. Five Senate Democrats—Illinois’ Dick Durbin, Michigan’s Carl Levin, Rhode Island’s Jack Reed, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown—asked Burger King to not move its legal headquarters to lower-tax Canada. They accused it of trying to avoid
September 12, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Treasury Department put out the word that Secretary Jack Lew is considering regulatory curbs on corporate tax inversions, a step that may be intended to increase pressure on Congress to act once it returns from its summer recess in September. The matter of how much authority Treasury has to
August 19, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In an effort to jumpstart moribund tax reform efforts, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is suggesting major changes in the way U.S.-based multinational...
November 19, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
No one quite knows what exactly Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) mean when they say they will...
July 3, 2013C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chairman and senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, tried to jump-start the drive towards tax...
June 27, 2013Howard Gleckman