Streams

Tax Expert Sees Growing Consensus On Tax Reform

Thursday, February 27, 2014

While the pundits’ verdict is that tax reform is not going to happen this year, veteran tax expert Howard Gleckman says behind the politics, there is consensus building on the basics of tax reform:

Gleckman says the reform plan unveiled yesterday by Michigan Republican Congressman Dave Camp is interesting for two reasons.

First, it’s the first time in a while that a Republican has put out a comprehensive tax reform plan that involves more than just cuts. And second, it follows the basic blueprint of all the major tax reform plans developed over the last several years, by the Bush administration, the Obama deficit reduction panel and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Gleckman says those who think tax reform is too difficult now should remember that the last time it happened, under President Reagan, it took several years. He joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

Guest

Copyright 2014 WBUR-FM. To see more, visit http://www.wbur.org.

Source: NPR

Tags:

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.