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Tax News & Views, published by the Deloitte Tax LLP Tax Policy Group in Washington, DC, provides a compact, reader-friendly perspective on the latest tax developments coming out of Congress affecting businesses and high-wealth individuals.

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June 26, 2015

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June 26, 2015

Consensus on long-term funding source for highways remains elusive: Congressional taxwriters appeared no closer to consensus on a long-term revenue source for the Highway Trust Fund as the House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing to explore the idea of linking a so-called “deemed repatriation” provision to highway spending and the Senate Finance Committee convened its own hearing to examine how states have used public-private partnerships to finance infrastructure projects.

Tax-related trade legislation heads to White House: President Obama’s stalled trade agenda got a jump-start as Congress approved and sent to the White House two repackaged trade bills that include assorted tax provisions and moved toward beginning conference negotiations on a third.

A note on our publication schedule: Barring unexpected developments in tax policy, Tax News & Views will not be published while Congress is away for the upcoming Independence Day recess.

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June 19, 2015
No consensus on highway funding sources at Ways and Means, Finance hearings

June 12, 2015
McConnell rules out comprehensive reform this year as lawmakers float international-only proposals

June 5, 2015
Hatch eyes end-of-June deadline for tax reform working groups

May 22, 2015
House OKs permanent research credit; Obama administration threatens veto

May 15, 2015
Some new details, but little clarity, on prospects for tax reform working groups, offsets for highway funding

May 8, 2015
Senate approves budget conference report

May 1, 2015
Budget conference report passes House

April 24, 2015
Budget conference committee holds public meeting; deal reportedly near

April 17, 2015
Estate tax repeal, permanent state and local sales tax deduction clear House

March 27, 2015
House and Senate clear 10-year budget plans, conference committee to follow

March 20, 2015
Finance hearing delves into international reform options

March 13, 2015
Senate taxwriters explore options to simplify the tax code through reform

March 6, 2015
Senate taxwriters look at tax reform and fairness

February 27, 2015
Finance hearing focuses on boosting economic growth through tax reform

February 13, 2015
House continues push for permanent extenders

February 6, 2015
FY 2016 budget blueprint reflects president’s call for business tax reform, infrastructure spending, middle-class tax relief

February 2, 2015 - Special Edition
White House releases FY 2016 budget proposal

January 30, 2015
Finance Committee OKs exception to PPACA employer mandate

January 23, 2015
President pushes middle-class tax relief, upper-class tax hikes in State of the Union message

January 16, 2015
Finance Committee forms tax reform working groups

January 9, 2015
House OKs dynamic scoring requirement, takes aim at PPACA employer mandate

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