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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Finance hearing looks at downstream consequences of debt-equity parity in corporate integration plan: Lawmakers and witnesses at a Senate Finance Committee hearing disagreed over whether a corporate integration plan that couples a dividends paid deduction with a withholding tax on interest and dividend payments would simplify the tax code by providing parity for the tax treatment of debt and equity financing or instead create new complications by introducing a bias favoring companies that distribute earnings over companies that retain them.

Ways & Means panel considers economic perspectives on tax reform as House GOP blueprint heads for June release: House Republicans continued their work behind closed doors to develop a tax reform blueprint for the party, while in public the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee once more addressed the general need for reform.

A note on our publication schedule: Barring any unforeseen developments on the tax policy front, Tax News & Views will not be published the week of May 30 while Congress is away for the Memorial Day recess.


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Finance Committee, witnesses consider potential design issues in corporate integration plan

May 13, 2016
Hatch announces corporate integration hearing; Ways & Means subcommittee considers tax code improvements

April 29, 2016
Finance Committee mulls business tax reform options

April 22, 2016
Hatch eyes June release of corporate integration draft

April 15, 2016
Energy tax extender talks collapse, Senate set to approve ‘clean’ FAA tax title

April 8, 2016
Treasury issues anti-inversion guidance

March 25, 2016
Short-term FAA extension heads to White House

March 18, 2016
House GOP budget and taxwriters advance budget bills, floor action uncertain

March 11, 2016
GOP discord keeps fiscal 2017 budget process in flux

March 4, 2016
Hatch takes the long view on release of corporate integration proposal

February 26, 2016
Boustany eyes March release of international tax reform legislation

February 12, 2016
GOP shows little appetite for Obama’s final budget proposal

February 9, 2016 - Special Edition
White House releases fiscal year 2017 budget proposal

February 5, 2016
White House to propose $10-per-barrel oil tax in FY 2017 budget package

January 29, 2016
Senate taxwriters, White House focus on retirement savings

January 22, 2016
Hatch planning corporate integration discussion draft

January 15, 2016
Taxwriters elaborate on international tax reform agenda for 2016

January 8, 2016
Wide-ranging PPACA repeal bill heads to White House; Obama promises veto

January 4, 2016 - Special Edition
IRS extends PPACA information reporting deadlines

December 18, 2015
Congress approves, president signs combined extenders, appropriations package

December 15, 2015 - Special Edition
Negotiators unveil massive extenders package including some permanent business, individual provisions

December 11, 2015
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