Testimony

Tax Notes, July 27, 2009. Leonard E. Burman is a fellow at the Urban Institute and director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. He previously served as deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis at the Treasury Department from 1998 to 2000 and as senior analyst at the Congressional Budget...

July 28, 2009
Sam Young
Testimony

Leonard Burman's testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance on tax reform options affecting high-income taxpayers.

September 14, 2011
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

Leonard Burman's testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on tax reform to encourage economic growth, reduce the federal deficit, and to promote fairness.

March 2, 2012
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

Nothing so exemplifies the American Dream than the possibility for each family to get ahead and, through hard work and faithful service, advance from generation to generation. Today mobility across generations is threatened by three aspects of current federal policy: a budget for a declining...

July 10, 2012
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Leonard Burman's testimony before the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee on tax reform and the tax treatment of capital gains.

September 19, 2012
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

Eric Toder's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means in a hearing on tax reform and residential real estate.

April 24, 2013
Eric Toder
Testimony

Leonard Burman's testimony, submitted to the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, focuses on both the original minimum tax and its successor, the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT). Both the minimum tax and the AMT have applied in the past to a small minority of...

May 23, 2005
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

The testimony discusses current statistics on tax evasion, the argument for trying to stem it, and why IRS efforts so far have been disappointing. It then focuses on specific issues related to the earned income tax credit (EITC). The testimony concludes that, while deterring system-wide tax...

July 17, 2003
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

In principle, both American voters and their elected officials want to support marriage and the family. One would expect, then, that our expenditure programs and tax code would reflect this desire. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Instead of a consistent policy, we have a crazy quilt...

May 22, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Gene Steuerle testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means on tax reform and charitable contributions. This testimony centers on the point that a tax subsidy like that for charitable contributions should be treated like any other program of government, examined regularly, and reformed to...

February 13, 2013
C. Eugene Steuerle