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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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May 26, 2017

  • Border-adjustment tax gets mixed reviews from Ways and Means Republicans: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady stuck by his argument that a proposed border-adjustment tax would make US businesses more competitive internationally and remove current-law incentives for companies to relocate offshore in comments at a recent committee hearing; but even though most Republicans on the panel aligned themselves with Brady’s position, other GOP taxwriters joined their Democratic colleagues in raising concerns about the proposal.
  • Trump budget offers no new tax reform detail: The fiscal year 2018 budget package that President Donald Trump sent to Congress contains little new information on the administration’s plans to reform the tax system – and House and Senate taxwriters were largely unable to suss out significant additional details from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin when he discussed the tax-and-spending blueprint at two subsequent committee hearings.
  • CBO releases score of House-passed ACA repeal bill: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its much-anticipated assessment of the American Health Care Act that, generally speaking, hews closely to its analysis of a previous iteration of the bill.
May 26, 2017

Archive

May 19, 2017
Brady doubles down on 100 percent expensing at Ways and Means hearing

May 12, 2017
Potholes develop as Ryan takes tax reform sales pitch on the road

May 5, 2017
PPACA repeal-and-replace legislation clears House, but Senate revisions likely

April 28, 2017
Trump tax reform plan’s silence on border-adjustment tax proposal ratchets up talk of revisions

April 26, 2017 - Special Edition
White House unveils largely familiar tax reform principles

April 7, 2017
Brady signals more inclusive approach on tax reform

March 31, 2017
Familiar divisions re-emerge as focus returns to tax reform

March 24, 2017
Ryan cancels House floor vote on American Health Care Act

March 17, 2017
PPACA repeal-and-replacement bill moves closer to House floor vote despite cracks in GOP support

March 10, 2017
Hurdles ahead as Ways and Means approves PPACA repeal-and-replacement bill

March 3, 2017
Trump speech offers few surprises – and fewer details – on tax, health care reform

February 17, 2017
Concerns about border-adjustment tax mounting among congressional Republicans

February 10, 2017
Brady doubles down on border-adjustment tax; White House promises tax reform ‘outline’

February 3, 2017
Senate GOP taxwriters weigh in on border adjustability, promise separate path for tax reform

January 27, 2017
Ryan, Brady ramp up calls for border adjustability, but Trump’s position remains unclear

January 20, 2017
Daylight emerges between Trump, congressional Republican leaders on tax reform, PPACA replacement

January 13, 2017
Congress approves budget plan unlocking fast-track process to pare back PPACA

January 6, 2017
Senate kicks off Affordable Care Act repeal process

December 9, 2016
Short-term spending bill clears House, path forward in Senate unclear

December 2, 2016
Trump’s tax agenda reflected in Treasury, HHS cabinet picks

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