Tax Reform Task Force

Tax Reform Task Force

TAX REFORM TASK FORCE

Staff Liaison:

Ben Shreck, Chief Tax Counsel
202.464.8353

 

TEI Requests Guidance on the Capitalization of R&E Expenditures under Section 174

On November 30, 2022, TEI submitted written comments to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service requesting guidance on changes to section 174 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2021. TEI’s comments were developed by members of several TEI standing committees under the aegis of TEI’s Federal Tax Committee, whose chair is Julia Lagun, and the effort was led by Betty Mak, a vice chair of the committee.

TEI Submits Comments on the Capitalization of R&E Expenditures under Section 174

On December 9, 2022, TEI submitted written comments to Congress regarding the changes to section 174 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The comments urged Congress to act before the end of the 2022 calendar year to postpone, if not repeal, the mandatory capitalization of expenditures under section 174. TEI’s comments were developed by members of several TEI standing committees under the aegis of TEI’s Federal Tax Committee, whose chair is Julia Lagun, and the effort was led by Betty Mak, a vice chair of the committee.

TEI Comments on the Build Back Better Act’s Corporate and International Tax Reform Proposals

On December 9, 2021, TEI issued a compilation of substantive comments and recommendations concerning select corporate and international tax reform provisions in H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, as passed by the House of Representatives on November 19, 2021. This submission represents the culmination of several months’ worth of consultation with members of TEI's Tax Reform Task Force and other standing committees, who contributed an array of perspectives and concerns from across the industry spectrum.

TEI Issues Guideposts for Tax Policy in the 117th Congress

On May 11, 2021, TEI officially weighed into the brewing tax reform debate in Washington, D.C., through the issuance of its new Guideposts for Tax Policy.  The guideposts are intended to highlight a series of high-priority, broadly applicable principles of sound tax policy to inform the current deliberations in the 117th Congress and Biden administration.  They are also intended to lay a solid, principles-based foundation to support TEI’s substantive, issue-focused advocacy activities in the weeks and months ahead.  TEI encourages policymakers to adopt these guideposts

TEI Holds 2020 Liaison Meetings with the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury

On February 27–28, 2020, a delegation of Executive Committee members, standing committee leaders, and Institute staff assembled in Washington, D.C., for TEI’s annual liaison meetings with the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury.

TEI Files Comments on the Proposed GILTI High-Tax Exception

On September 18, TEI submitted comments to the Treasury and IRS regarding proposed regulations under section 951A, better known as “GILTI”, commending the Government on the proposed GILTI high-tax exception and recommending certain changes to the exception consistent with sound tax policy.

TEI Files Supplemental Comments on Proposed BEAT Regulations

Summary Sentence/Magazine Intro (1-2 sentences; abbreviate TEI; include committee and contributor recognition if needed): On August 12, TEI submitted comments to the Treasury and IRS regarding proposed regulations under section 59A, better known as the “BEAT”, recommending an alternative method to calculate a taxpayer’s BEAT liability.

TEI Holds U.S. Congressional Liaison Meetings

On May 1–2, 2019, a delegation of Executive Committee and Tax Reform Task Force members assembled in Washington, D.C., for the Institute’s first set of congressional liaison meetings since the late 1990s.

TEI Submits Comments regarding FDII and GILTI Deductions

On May 6th, TEI submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding proposed regulations on the new section 250 deductions for foreign-derived intangible income and global intangible low-taxed income.
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