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Things are Looking up for Tax Reform in 2017!

For everyone who has been paying attention to the transition of power in Washington DC, it is obvious that health care reform in the form of the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is the top priority for President-Elect Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress. Health care may be driving the discussion […]

All Signs Point Toward Tax Reform

Over the past few months, there have been many instances that have displayed the need for comprehensive tax reform in the United States. In April, Pfizer’s failed attempt at a corporate inversion illustrated how our high corporate tax rates are forcing some of our largest and successful corporations to leave the U.S. in order to […]

Who Pays the Real Cost Of Deferred Tax Reform?

As congress is starting to vet strategies to amend and fix our tax code, it’s helpful to remember the reason they’re addressing this issue in the first place. With a 35 percent business tax rate, the highest among the OECD nations, it’s not just the businesses that are suffering. At this week’s Ways and Means […]

Timeline for Tax Reform a Major Priority

With the presidential field continuing to narrow, the timeliness of the candidate’s plans for tax reform is becoming increasingly important. We can’t be content with policies that drive American companies to invert overseas, and we need our leaders to set a clear timeline for fixing this. The first 100 days in office sets the tone […]

Tax Reform Should be Committee Priority

Last week, the House Ways and Means committee held another hearing to discuss the possibility of tax reform. The theme this time was the effect of global tax institutions and the effect they had on the U.S. economy and jobs. Like previous hearings, the general consensus was that the U.S. is falling behind in the […]

Next Week Opens Opportunity to Finalize Trade Agreement

With 2016 well underway, it’s important that we don’t forget one of the outstanding economic issues from last year- the agreement reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).   Next week marks the first opportunity for congress to finalize this critical trade pact under trade promotion authority. Luckily, between promises from congressional leadership, executive endorsement, […]

Tax Reform Anniversary

January 15 marked the one year anniversary of the formation of five bipartisan working groups by the Senate Finance Committee. They were tasked with addressing and fixing our broken tax which has only succeeded in sending more US companies abroad.  Regrettably, 2015 was not a very eventful year for tax reform. Over a year later, […]