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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

House Holds Hearing Today on U.S. International Tax Reform

House Logo The House Ways & Means Committee holds a hearing today on How Other Countries Have Used Tax Reform to Help Their Companies Compete in the Global Market and Create Jobs:

The hearing will examine international tax rules in various countries with an eye toward identifying best practices that might be applied to international tax reform in the United States. The hearing will explore policy choices that maximize competitiveness and job creation while also appropriately protecting the U.S. tax base. Witnesses:

  • Gary M. Thomas (Partner, White & Case)
  • Frank Schoon (Partner, Dutch Desk, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young)
  • Steve Edge (Partner, Slaughter and May)
  • Jörg Menger (Partner, German Desk, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young)
  • Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Professor, University of Michigan Law School)

In connection with the hearing, the Joint Committee on Taxation has released Background and Selected Issues Related to the U.S. International Tax System and Systems that Exempt Foreign Business Income (JCX-33-11):

This document ... describes the U.S. international tax rules applicable to foreign income of resident taxpayers, provides a general overview of a territorial system of taxation, including a brief discussion of basic design considerations, and summarizes the rules of nine selected countries for the taxation of foreign income.

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