Parallel to the House-Senate conference on extending the payroll tax cut, the Senate Committee on Finance held a special hearing this Tuesday to examine the 50 or more tax extenders that expired in December. The hearing was titled: Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions.
“At Tuesday’s hearing, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., ranking republican member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah and the witnesses discussed how best to approach tax extenders in order to create certainty and allow businesses to invest confidently and create jobs.”
“Witnesses that testified include Rutgers University economics department chair Rosanne Altshuler, George Mason University senior research fellow Jason J. Fichtner, University of Texas Law professor Calvin H. Johnson, and U.S. Chamber of Commmerce chief tax counsel Caroline L. Harris.”
Many of these details can be had on the hearing’s page on Senate Committee on Finance’s website. Click here.
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Any individual or organization wanting to present their views for inclusion in the hearing record should submit a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length. Title and date of the hearing, and the full nameand address of the individual or organization must appear on the first page of the statement. Statements must be received no later than two weeks from the hearing (deadline is February 14, 2012).
Statements should be mailed (not faxed) to:
Senate Committee on Finance
Attn. Editorial and Document Section
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
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