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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Michigan Hosts Conference Today on The Federal Income Tax at 100

Michigan Ross LogoThe IRS Office of Tax Policy Research, National Tax Association, and Tax Policy Center host a program today on The Federal Income Tax at 100: How Did We Get Here and Where Should We Go Next? A Forum of Tax Policy Experts and Tax Policy Makers:

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Len Burman (Director, Tax Policy Center)

Introduction and Preview of Survey Results
Diane Lim (The Pew Charitable Trusts and President, National Tax Association)
Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan)

PART I. HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Session 1. The Evolution of the Current Income Tax
Joseph Thorndike (Tax Analysts), The Income Tax Through the End of World War II
Eugene Steuerle (Tax Policy Center), Post-War Up to the Tax Reform Act of 1986
Bruce Bartlett (Columnist), Life After the Tax Reform Act of 1986

PART II. WHERE SHOULD WE GO NEXT?

Session 2. The Fiscal Trilemma: Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction, Economic Growth, and Income Inequality
Maya MacGuineas (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget)
Robert Greenstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Leonard Burman (Tax Policy Center)
Donald Marron (Tax Policy Center)

Session 3. Replacing or Supplementing the Income Tax With Consumption Taxes
Robert Carroll (Ernst & Young) & Alan Viard (American Enterprise Institute), Substitution of a Consumption Tax
Michael Graetz (Columbia), Value-Added Tax as Add-on or Partial Replacement
Adele Morris (Tax Policy Center), Carbon Tax or Other Energy/Environmental Taxes

Session 4. Reforming the Existing Income Tax
William Gale (Tax Policy Center), Reform of Capital Income Taxation
Daniel Shaviro (NYU), Corporate/International Tax Reform
Eric Toder (Tax Policy Center), Alternatives for Limiting Tax Expenditures
Joel Slemrod (Michigan), Simplification Options

PART III. WHAT DO PEOPLE WANT?

Session 5. Expert and General Public Opinions
Diane Lim (Pew Charitable Trusts)
Joel Slemrod (Michigan)
Karlyn Bowman (American Enterprise Institute)

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