September 8, 2009
Toward Tax Reform: Recommendations for President Obama's Task Force
Tax Analysts today published Toward Tax Reform: Recommendations for President Obama's Task Force:
This book of advice for the President’s tax reform panel includes essays by 32 prominent tax experts — lawyers, economists, and academics from across the political spectrum.
- Foreword: The Volcker Task Force on Tax Reform, by Robert Goulder Closing the International Tax Gap Via Cooperation, Not Competition, by Reuven S. Avi-Yonah
- Tax Policy Should Encourage U.S. Investment and Growth, by William C. Barrett
- Repeal the Debt-Financed Rule as Applied to Exempt Investors in Funds, by Kimberly S. Blanchard
- 10 Recommendations for Business Tax Reform, by Herman B. Bouma
- Promote Dividend Repatriation, by Joseph M. Calianno & Fred F. Murray
- Creation of National Appellate Tax Court Will Improve Tax Law, by Jasper L. Cummings, Jr.
- Obama’s Treasure Hunt, by Chris Edwards
- Consider International Trends and Norms in Reforming the System, by Rocco V. Femia
- Remove the Return, by William G. Gale
- Be Careful in Designing International Tax Reform, by Alan W. Granwell
- Protectionist Pitfalls in U.S. Tax Reform, by James R. Hines Jr.
- Adopt Formulary Apportionment and Combined Reporting, by Joe Huddleston
- The Terrible State of the Tax Base, by Calvin H. Johnson
- Where Can We Stand to Gain Perspective?, by Edward D. Kleinbard
- Should the Internal Revenue Code Include a GAAR?, by Jerome B. Libin
- Simplifying the Tax System Will Help Our Economy, by Martin Lobel
- Strive for a Sound and Respected Tax System, by Annette Nellen
- Political Will Can Shore Up Tax Administration, Enact Reform, by H. David Rosenbloom
- Count Capital Gains in AMT, Unify Higher Education Credits, by Deborah H. Schenk
- Moving to a Territorial System and Reforming the Corporate Tax, by Daniel N. Shaviro
- Close the ‘Growth Gap,’ Not the Tax Gap, by Amity Shlaes
- Individual Nonfilers and the International Tax Gap, by Paula N. Singer
- Real Tax Reform Is Always Hard: Some Advice for the Task Force, by C. Eugene Steuerle
- What Does a 21st-Century Tax System Look Like?, by Clinton Stretch
- Focus on the Tax ‘Avoidance’ Gap, by Eric Toder
- 25 Ways to Make the Tax Code Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient, by Alan D. Viard
- It’s Time to Adopt Formulary Apportionment, by Joann M. Weiner
- 10 International Tax Questions for the Volcker Tax Reform Panel, by Philip R. West
- Allow Expensing of All Investment Outlays and Dividend Payments, by Arthur W. Wright
- Corporate Tax Reform, Finally, After 100 Years, by George K. Yin
- Use a Multilateral Approach in International Tax Enforcement, by Bruce Zagaris
- Reform the Taxation of Business Income, by Eric M. Zolt
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Interested civilian here -
The simple fact that there are 32 authors here indicates the extent of the problem.
Both Seneca and William of Ockham are spinning in their graves.
Posted by: Trouble | Sep 9, 2009 1:40:58 PM
Read Mr. Gale's "return free" article. Poison. Pure poison. The idea that Americans can be conned into any system that doesn't clearly spell out what they make and what they pay is anathema to me. Americans need to invest some amount of time in reviewing the numbers - less than now would be good, but the proposal in question has a false premise. No business would run on that basis. Americans should not either. We are not cattle to be milked. Which leads me to the conclusion that the Obama administration will pursue this option vigorously, for the same logic as payroll tax deductions were instituted by FDR. Out of sight, out of mind.
Posted by: RKV | Sep 9, 2009 1:56:20 PM
I know people who have been "return free" for years...but, they do want me to help them get caught up. Let's fall back to the 1954 Tax Act that simplified tax filing and closed all the loopholes forever, at least that's what they thought.
That reminds me, at a conference today, I sat next to a still practicing CPA who passed the CPA exam in 1948 and went through the new tax laws. He said, though, that the 1978 tax changes were the hardest. In my lifetime, I agree.
Posted by: Woody | Sep 9, 2009 5:16:05 PM