Tax Reform Task Force

Tax Reform Task Force


Staff Liaison:

Patrick Evans, Chief Tax Counsel


TEI Submits Comments to the Treasury and IRS regarding Proposed Regulations under Section 965

On October 9th, TEI submitted comments to the Treasury and IRS regarding proposed regulations promulgated under the transition tax imposed by section 965, as amended by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act enacted in 2017.

TEI Comments on Proposed Bonus Depreciation Regulations Under Section 168(k)

On October 9, 2018, TEI submitted responsive comments and recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service concerning the new proposed regulations under section 168(k) of the Code, which was amended by Public Law 115-97 on December 22, 2017. TEI’s comments, which are reprinted below, were developed by a cross-industry working group of Federal Tax Committee and Tax Reform Task Force members under the leadership of Colleen C. Brown, Julia Lagun, and John P. Orr Jr. Watson M. McLeish, Tax Counsel for the Institute, coordinated the preparation of TEI’s comments.

TEI Comments on Corporate Tax Reform Implementation Issues and Guidance Priorities

In April 2018, the Institute's legal staff worked with a diverse, cross-industry group of senior Federal Tax Committee and Tax Reform Task Force members to distill a responsive list of corporate tax guidance priorities in the wake of comprehensive tax reform.

TEI Alerts Congress to Unintended Consequences of Retaining Corporate AMT in Tax Reform

During the first week of December 2017, a cross-industry group of senior Tax Reform Task Force members coalesced to alert the Congress to several likely unintended consequences of retaining the corporate alternative minimum tax under H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

TEI Tax Reform Task Force Prepares for Coming Tax Reform Debate

TEI, working through its Tax Reform Task Force under the leadership of John Mann, is actively preparing to assess tax legislative proposals. We are looking to evaluate, on an industry-by-industry basis, legislative proposals for both substantive effects and tax administration implications. The former will help inform members about the effects on their employers and their industries, as well as provide insight about legislative effects to in-house peers in other industries.


TEI’s Tax Reform Task Force sets TEI’s agenda for playing a meaningful, balanced role in the U.S. tax reform debate for the benefit of TEI’s entire membership base. The task force evaluates tax reform proposals, gathers member perspectives on how such proposals might impact different industry segments, and, when appropriate, promotes TEI’s views in public communications with policy-makers.