April 19,2016

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Business Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Tuesday, April 26, to explore ways Congress can reform the business tax code to make it more globally competitive and to consider the findings of the Committee’s bipartisan business income tax working group.  The hearing, titled “Navigating Business Tax Reform,” will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
“As the Finance Committee continues to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive tax overhaul, we should explore policies that will make America the best place for business and job creation,” Hatch said. “Be it through leveling the playing field on the taxation of business income, lowering the corporate rate or removing complexity and encouraging certainty in the code, more must be done to make the tax system for America’s job creators, including our valued pass-through entities, competitive in today’s global economy.  With this hearing, I look forward to examining these options and those included in the bipartisan business tax working group’s findings as we chart the path towards tax reform.”
The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:
·         Mr. Thomas A. Barthold, Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress of the United States, Washington, DC
·         Dr. James R. Hines, Jr., L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
·         Mr. Sanford E. Zinman, CPA, Owner, Sanford E. Zinman, CPA, PC, Tarrytown, NY
·         Ms. Gayle Goschie, Vice President, Goschie Farms, Inc., Silverton, OR
·         Dr. Eric Toder, Institute Fellow, Co-director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
Senate Finance Committee
Hearing on Business Tax Reform
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
9:30 a.m.
For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.