Forbes Special Report On Tax Reform


With President Trump pushing hard for tax reform–or at least a big league tax cut–we asked top Senate and House tax writers, Forbes contributors and outside experts, to weigh in on the possible changes. Theres lots of insight here, but little consensus. While Forbes Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes predicts a big tax cut/overhaul will pass this year because Congressional Republicans face "the political version of a hanging next year" if they don’t get it done, budget guru Stan Collender sees action more likely in 2018, 2019, or not at all, than in 2017.  Theres something here for everyone—from average Joes to tax geeks to political junkies to lovers of fantasy taxball.


THE LONG VIEW

Trump Wants A Simple Tax System. History Says He Won’t Get It /By Joe Thorndike, Director, Tax Analysts Tax History Project

How To Design Tax Reform: 8 Lessons From 1986 / By Eugene Steuerle, Co-founder, The Tax Policy Center

GETTING PERSONAL

Tax Reform And Your Retirement / By Chris Farrell, Economics Contributor, Next Avenue & Marketplace

A Millennials Guide To Tax Reform / By William Baldwin, Forbes Investment Strategies Columnist

Who Claims The Endangered State And Local Tax Deduction? / By Len Burman, Co-founder, Tax Policy Center 


A VIEW FROM THE HILL

2017 Is Our Year To Make History On Tax Reform / By Rep. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee

Lifting The Middle Class Through Tax Reform / By Sen. Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee

Skeptics Are Wrong: A BigBut DifferentTax Cut Is Coming / By Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes

Tax Reform Wont Be Quick And It Might Not Happen At All / By Stan Collender, Forbes Budget Contributor

Revenue Neutral, Gimmick Free Tax Reform Is Hard–And Worth It / By Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.


The GOP Is Making Tax Reform Much Harder Than It Needs To Be / By Stan Collender, Forbes Budget Contributor

Will We Get Tax Reform? Its A Matter Of Congressional Debate / By Todd Simmens, National Managing Partner of Tax Risk Management, BDO

Many High Hurdles Loom For Republican Tax Cut Bill / By Charles Stiefer, Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

Forget Revenue Neutrality. Slash Government Spending To The Bone  / By Laurence M. Vance, Policy Adviser, Future of Freedom Foundation

FANTASY TAXBALL

Fun With Math: One Mans Attempt to Craft Revenue Neutral Tax Reform / By Anthony Nitti, Forbes Tax Contributor


How Low Could Rates Go, If Congress Eliminated All Tax Expenditures? / By Howard Gleckman, Editor, Tax Policy Centers TaxVox

What A Tax Professional Would Like To See Out Of Tax Reform / By Russell Fox, Founder, Clayton Financial And Tax

CORPORATE ANGLES

Investors Would Benefit From A Corporate Tax Cut. Workers, Not So Much / By Howard Gleckman, Editor, Tax Policy Centers TaxVox

Repatriation Of Offshore Earnings / By Lee Sheppard, Contributor, Forbes & Tax Notes

Can Corporate Integration Save Tax Reform? / By Robert Goulder, Senior Tax Policy Counsel, Tax Analysts

QUESTIONS (AND SOME ANSWERS) ON REFORM

5 Key Questions Surrounding Tax Reform / By Anthony Nitti, Forbes Tax Contributor

Can The Tax Code Really Be Simple? / By Shaun Hunley, Editor, Thomas Reuters

Tax Reform: 3 Myths & 4 Realities / By Edward Mendlowitz, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

Will Tax Reform Simplify The Tax Code? / By Bob Meyers, Lecturer, UWisconsin-Whitewater

 

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