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Territorial tax systems abroad may not be good models for corporate reform here. A new TPC paper warns against drawing quick and easy conclusions from the territorial tax systems in other developed countries. While Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee
January 23, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Wait, are Ds and Rs really on the same page? In remarks yesterday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expressed optimism for a business tax overhaul, noting a “ great deal of overlap ” between the White House framework and recent Republican proposals. House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan agreed that
January 22, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan will be House Ways & Means Chair for a while after all. The 2012 GOP Vice-Presidential nominee feels he is “ in a position to make a big difference ” and wants to remain on the tax-writing panel. Had he run for president in 2016, he would have had to give up his
January 13, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Et tu, Utah ? GOP leaders want to increase the state’s gasoline tax . The state faces an $11 billion budget gap for transportation projects slated through 2040. Its House GOP caucus has endorsed an increase of as much as 10 cents a gallon in the state’s gasoline tax. They’re even willing to tie the
January 8, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last night, the House Republican leadership proposed new rules that would require the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office to incorporate macroeconomic effects of “major” legislation into their official budget estimates. But there may be less to these new rules for so-
December 24, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Dave Camp on tax reform: “It can be done.” Retiring House Ways & Means Chair Dave Camp remains optimistic . The Hill reports that a deal to extend expiring tax breaks could give Camp’s successor, Paul Ryan, a chance to secure broad GOP support for a tax reform plan. About that tax extender deal
December 1, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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As expected: Paul Ryan will succeed Dave Camp as House Ways & Means Chair. Representative Kevin Brady removed himself from consideration earlier this week, though he had more committee seniority. The full House GOP conference approved its Steering Committee’s chairmanship recommendations,
November 20, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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On the Hill this week: House Republicans will choose either Paul Ryan or Kevin Brady to be the next Ways & Means Committee chair. But Ryan would have to give up the gavel if he chooses to run for president, according to a new party rule approved last week. Meanwhile, senior tax writing
November 17, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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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
Business Taxes: TaxVox
In the run-up to next week’s congressional elections, Republicans are saying that if they win control of the Senate, they will try to pass business tax reform as part of an ambitious “we can get things done" agenda. Is there any possibility that a GOP-controlled Congress could rewrite the business
October 28, 2014Howard Gleckman