September 07,2017

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Hatch Announces Hearing to Examine Ways to Improve Tax System for Families & Individuals

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, to examine ways to streamline the individual tax system to make it work better for American individuals and families. The hearing, entitled, “Individual Tax Reform” will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

“Each tax season, hard-working American families have to make their way through an endless web of red tape filled with complex tax credits, deductions, exclusions and eligibilities, which are difficult to navigate and often prevent taxpayers from utilizing available financial benefits,” Hatch said. “Clearly, the code is broken and that’s why Congress and the administration are working to create a tax system for individuals that is simpler, fairer and will deliver much-needed relief to middle-class families. This hearing will give members an opportunity to dive deeper into the policies that are on the books today and examine how we can best update the code to achieve our goal.” 

  • Ms. Lily Batchelder, Professor of Law and Public Policy at New York University School of Law and Affiliated Professor at New York University Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, New York, NY
  • Mr. Alex Brill, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
  • Ms. Iona C. Harrison, Senior Vice President, Pioneer Realty, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Mr. Ramesh Ponnuru, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC 

                                Who:     Senate Finance Committee
                                What:    “Individual Tax Reform”
                                Where:   215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
                                                Washington, D.C.  20510
                                When:  Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
                                                10 a.m. 

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