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HEARING: Chairmen Camp and Baucus Announce Joint Hearing on Tax Reform and the Tax Treatment of Debt and Equity

July 13, 2011 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing:
The hearing will focus on the taxation of debt and equity and the broader economic implications of this treatment.  At the hearing, JCT staff will formally present two reports on the taxation of debt financing relative to equity financing.  These JCT staff reports were requested by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Camp and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus at the organizational meeting of the Joint Committee on Taxation on March 15, 2011.

Witness List:
Mr. Thomas A. Barthold
Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation
Testimony A   Testimony B

Dr. Mihir A. Desai
Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School
Testimony Truth in Testimony

The Honorable Pamela F. Olson
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy
Testimony Truth in Testimony

Mr. Victor Fleischer
Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
Testimony Truth in Testimony

Dr. Simon Johnson
Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, former Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund
Testimony Truth in Testimony


Click here to view archive hearing video.

SUBCOMMITTEE: Full Committee