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Tomorrow: Republican Members, JCT Official to Testify at Hearing on Income Tax Reform

April 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA) announced the witnesses for tomorrow’s hearing regarding legislative proposals for reforming our current income tax system. At the hearing:

  • Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will discuss the merits of his bill, the Tax Code Termination Act. This proposal ends the current tax code after December 31, 2019 and requires Congress to adopt a fair and simple federal tax system by July of the same year.
  • Roger Williams (R-TX) will testify in support of his proposal, the Jumpstart America Act, which includes six separate pieces of legislation. His proposal lays out a comprehensive income tax reform plan that taxes individuals under a two-bracket system; repeals the estate tax; and restructures the corporate income tax, including a significant reduction in the rate.
  • Thomas Barthold, Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff, will explain key considerations in broad-based income tax reform.

Click here to learn more about tomorrow’s hearing.

This is the second in a series of hearings on fundamental tax reform proposals. At the first hearing last month, Representatives Nunes (R-CA), Burgess (R-TX), and Woodall (R-GA) presented their ideas for moving our primarily income-based tax system to a cash-flow or consumption-based system.