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Camp Tax Reform Bill Appears Unlikely in 2013 (and Possibly 2014)

It appears that House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will not meet his self-imposed deadline of moving a tax reform bill through the Committee in 2013. Following Rep. Camp’s meeting last Thursday with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other top House Republican leaders, the prospect of Rep. Camp introducing a tax reform bill in 2013 appears unlikely...

New Fiscal Deal May Affect Tax Reform

While tax reform instructions were not included in yesterday’s deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, the legislation does create a House-Senate budget conference committee which could potentially address tax reform.  Tax reform instructions had been floated earlier in negotiations as potentially part of a fiscal deal (see prior post). However, addressing tax...

House Republicans See Tax Reform Instructions as Part of Broader Deal

As the government shutdown stretches into its second week and the deadline for raising the debt limit gets closer, some House Republicans are hoping to create a significant budget deal that would include tax reform instructions, according to Tax Notes.  According to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), House Republicans have discussed pursuing a broader...

House GOP Ties Tax Reform to Debt Ceiling

Tax reform and the debt ceiling may soon become entwined.  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) declared yesterday that House Republicans will unveil a plan to tie tax reform to upcoming debt ceiling legislation.  The plan will “focus on a path forward on tax reform” and include “measures designed to . . . simplify our tax system.”  House GOP members hope to force...

Baucus Considers Reform “Inevitable” and Remains Confident in “Blank Slate” Approach

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) continues to promote his “Blank Slate” approach to rewriting the tax code.  Under this approach, all tax expenditures and special provisions would be subject to possible elimination, unless there is “clear evidence” that the expenditure or provision helps grow the economy, makes the tax code fairer, or effectively promotes...

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