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Ways and Means Committee Announces New Way to Contact Tax Reform Working Groups

March 01, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, the Ways and Means Committee announced a new email address, as another way for stakeholders, advocacy groups and the public to share information, facts and data relevant to the Committee’s review of current federal income tax law within the Committee’s 11 Tax Reform Working Groups.  

The working groups, announced earlier this month by Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), will review current law in their designated issue areas and then identify, research and compile feedback related to the topic of the working group.  The working groups will be responsible for compiling feedback on their designated topic from: (1) stakeholders, (2) academics and think tanks, (3) practitioners, (4) the general public and (5) colleagues in the House of Representatives.  Once the work of those groups has been completed, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) will prepare a report for the full Committee that describes current law in each issue area and only summarizes these submissions and  other information gathered by the Committee Members.
Those interested in sharing information, facts, and data can email their comments to the Committee.  To ensure that comments are widely available and accessible, comments that are received will be posted on the Ways and Means website at

Public comments will be accepted through Monday, April 15, 2013.  Those comments will be included in the final JCT report, which will be delivered to the Ways and Means Committee on Monday, May 6, 2013.  The process for submitting comments is below.
Details for the Submission of Written Comments to the Tax Reform Working Groups

1. Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit comments can email
2. In the subject line of the email, please indicate “Comments: (name of) Tax Reform Working Group” (note: be sure to specify the name of the working group in the subject line – e.g., Energy Tax Reform Working Group).
3. Attach your submission as a Word document.
4. In addition to the Word document attachment, please include in the body of the email a contact name, physical address, phone number and email address.
5. For questions, or if you encounter technical problems, please call (202) 225-3625 or (202) 225-1721.
About the Tax Reform Working Groups

The 11 working groups are listed below (groups listed in alphabetical order).

Charitable/Exempt Organizations
Debt, Equity and Capital
Education and Family Benefits
Financial Services
Income and Tax Distribution
Real Estate
Small Business/Pass Throughs