Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis
3 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 10, 2014
On January 17, 2014, Pepperdine University School of Law and Tax Analysts sponsored a symposium in Malibu, California, at which 21 of the nation’s leading tax academics, practitioners, and journalists discussed the prospects for tax reform as it is affected by two crises facing Washington, D.C.: dangerously misaligned spending and tax policies, which have resulted in a crippling $17.4 trillion national debt; and the IRS’s alleged targeting of conservative political organizations. This introduction to the symposium summarizes the keynote (Joe Bankman) and luncheon (Bruce Bartlett) addresses and the three panels.
Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.) Joseph Bankman (Stanford) Bruce Bartlett (former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary) Joshua Blank (NYU) Thomas Bost (Pepperdine) Dorothy Brown (Emory) Karen Brown (George Washington) Paul Caron (Pepperdine) Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) Khrista Johnson (Pepperdine) Edward Kleinbard (USC) Donald Korb (Sullivan & Cromwell; former IRS Chief Counsel) Ruth Mason (Virginia) Robert Popovich (Pepperdine) James Repetti (Boston College) Nancy Staudt (USC) Joseph Thorndike (Tax Analysts) Donald Tobin (Ohio State) Richard Winchester (Thomas Jefferson) George Yin (Virginia) Eric Zolt (UCLA)
Keywords: Tax Reform, Business Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, Individual Income Tax, International Tax, Tax Administration
JEL Classification: K34, K40
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