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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Closing a Door for Homeowners

Washington, DC -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., recently unveiled a draft comprehensive tax reform plan that seeks to broaden the tax base while lowering corporate and individual income tax rates. The draft makes significant changes to federal tax rules connected to housing and homeowning.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Would A Republican Senate Improve The Chances For Tax Reform?

NEW YORK, NY -- It’s the season for tax reform. Besides House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp, both Senate Finance Committee member Rob Portman of Ohio and President Obama have unveiled their own plans to overhaul the tax code. Portman’s is very light on details, and Obama’s is still another budget proposal that would change international taxation rules and raise revenue, but there’s no doubt that Washington is now filled with tax ideas. But the political situation makes it unlikely that any major legislation will progress soon. Could that change after the elections in November?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Draft Tax Reform Act of 2014 Proposes Profound Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations

Washington, DC -- On February 26, 2014, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released draft legislation for the Tax Reform Act of 2014. Over the past three years, Congress has held more than 30 hearings in the process of developing this proposal. Also, Chairman Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) formed 11 separate bipartisan Tax Reform Working Groups to focus on specific issues that included tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Camp Plan Would Increase Tax Burden For Nonprofits, ASAE Says

WASHINGTON, DC -- Although the tax reform plan released last month includes provisions to reduce tax rates and increase certain deductions and credits—presumably appealing to many individual and corporate taxpayers—the package could result in significant new tax bills for nonprofits, according to a recent statement from ASAE.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Tax Reform Déjà Vu

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., has unveiled his Tax Reform Act of 2014, the most comprehensive tax reform proposal in nearly three decades.…Yet despite the obvious need to reform our broken tax system, the prospects for the Camp tax reform plan have been dismissed out of hand. Members of Congress, from both parties, have dismissed the chances of major tax reform passing.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Dave Camp's Most Valuable Contribution to Tax Reform

NEW YORK, NY -- House Ways & Means Committee chair Dave Camp’s most important contribution to the tax reform debate may be this: By proposing a specific, transparent, and fully-realized reform plan, he has made it far tougher for others to credibly promise trillions of dollars in tax cuts without either describing how they’d pay for them or acknowledging that they’d be willing to increase the deficit by those same trillions.

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