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September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

  • Prospects for lame duck extenders action unclear as Congress adjourns for elections: The House and Senate wrapped up their September work period and left for an extended recess to give members facing re-election a chance to make a final campaign push before voters head to the polls on November 8; but as lawmakers left town they offered mixed signals on how – or whether – they will address a number of soon-to-expire tax deductions, credits, and incentives when they return to Capitol Hill for a post-election lame duck session.
  • Clinton, Trump offer few new details on tax policy in presidential debate: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump largely stuck to familiar talking points on tax policy during their first one-on-one debate at Hofstra University, offering broad-based defenses of their respective tax plans and lobbing equally general criticisms at each other’s proposals.
  • Ryan, Wyden split over role of territoriality, deferral in reformed tax code: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., laid out their respective visions of what a reformed tax code should look like and highlighted areas of potential disagreement over how to address issues such as whether to adopt a territorial tax system and what to do about the current-law deferral rules.
  • A note on our publication schedule: With Congress scheduled to be out of session for an extended pre-election recess, Tax News & Views will be published only as events warrant until lawmakers return to Washington for a lame duck session in mid-November.


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