Morici: Tax Reform — Eliminate the Income Tax and IRS Altogether

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Reposted from The Street ******** Morici: Tax Reform — Eliminate the Income Tax and IRS Altogether Peter Morici | February 27, 2014 | The Street NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Americans desperately want a fairer tax system and relief from arbitrary treatment by the IRS. True reform requires simply junking the…

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Competitive Consumption Tax, March 12, 2014, Senate Dirksen Building

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The following is a video of the event hosted by CPA, featuring an opening statement by Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland.  The event took place during the CPA 2014 Fly In, and featured presentations by Professor Michael Graetz (Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law, Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax…

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Rep. Dave Camp retiring

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From Politico: Michigan Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the prestigious Ways and Means Committee, will not run for reelection in November, the veteran GOP lawmaker announced on Monday. Camp was first elected in 1990, in a class that also included Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “Serving in Congress is the…

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Michael Stumo on Consumption Taxes and Trade in California

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I gave one of the presentations at our  CPA event in Brea, California, called “Manufacturing in the Golden State,” last week. My role was to discuss the global trade disadvantage the U.S. faces because of our near-exclusive reliance on non-border adjustable taxes – like income tax.  The presentation discusses that trade problem…

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Competitive Consumption Tax

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CPA held a staff briefing in the Senate Dirksen Building on a competitive consumption tax this afternoon.  Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) discussed his upcoming proposal of a “progressive consumption tax” for trade competitiveness and tax fairness. Professor Michael Graetz showed how to drastically reduce income taxes with a consumption tax…

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The Roots of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Part II

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Reposted from The New York Times ******** The Roots of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Part II Bruce Bartlett | January 28, 2014 | NY Times Last week I discussed the roots of tax reform dating back to the 1960s. Until the late 1970s, it was a movement driven largely by…

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Senator Ben Cardin Pushes Consumption Tax in Tax Reform

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A border adjustable consumption tax can shrink the income tax and increase U.S. trade and production competitiveness. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has been pushing a border adjustable consumption tax as a way to reduce reliance on income taxes and increase our international competitiveness.  I have found bi-partisan support for this approach…

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Abolish Corporate Income Tax?

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There continue to be calls to abolish or reduce the corporate income tax.  The argument goes beyond a simple high vs. low tax or progressive vs. regressive debate.  It should open the door for a more comprehensive view of tax reform, where we could spread out the tax burden by…

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Wyden may take over Finance Chairmanship

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Wyden is third in line.  But Rockefeller (D-VA), who is 2nd in line, won’t run for Senate again. From Politico… Ron Wyden comes into focus as potential Finance chairman By BRIAN FALER and RACHAEL BADE | 12/19/13 11:18 AM EST If tax reform wasn’t dead before, it’s really dead now….

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House GOP Won’t do Tax Reform – Should Consider Border Adjustable Consumption Tax

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GOP leadership in the House have abandoned tax reform this year. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and others pulled the plug last month on Camp’s long-standing vow to take up a tax overhaul bill this year, putting his three-year quest in limbo. The reversal shows how support for tax reform,…

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