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Thursday, June 28, 2012

House and Senate Hold Joint Hearing on Tax Reform and Capital Gains

The House Ways & Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee hold a Joint Hearing today on Tax Reform and the Tax Treatment of Capital Gains:

The hearing will focus on the taxation of capital gains in the context of comprehensive tax reform.  It will explore several tax reform policy issues relating to the treatment of capital gains, including background on capital gains taxation and its history, the impact of the capital gains tax rate on investor behavior, the treatment of capital gains as compared to ordinary income, the revenue-maximizing rate on capital gains, the distribution of capital gains income across taxpayer income levels, and the types of assets eligible for capital gains treatment.

  • David H. Brockway (Partner, Bingham McCutchen)
  • Leonard E. Burman (Professor, Syracuse University)
  • Lawrence B. Lindsey (President & CEO, The Lindsey Group)
  • David L. Verrill (Founder and Managing Director, Hub Angels Investment Group)
  • William D. Stanfill (Founding Partner, TrailHead Ventures)

Update: The hearing has been postponed.

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