The total number of comments received by the Senate Finance Committee’s five bipartisan tax reform working groups in response to the committee’s request for public input on overhauling the nation’s tax code. The working groups, each focused on different areas of the tax code, are expected to begin closed-door roundtable discussions with all committee members this week to flesh out options under consideration. The working groups are slated to deliver final reports to Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) by the end of the month. There are some indications that the international tax working group, which many say is progressing at a faster clip than the others, may release a draft proposal for public scrutiny following the roundtable discussions.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Starting this week, we will help you sift through some of the comment letters submitted to the Senate Finance Committee working groups. Each week, we will put the spotlight on one of the five working groups and highlight some of the more interesting submissions, particularly those from leading trade associations and business organizations with an influential voice in Washington. Please note that we are not advocating for any particular policy position as we highlight various groups’ submissions.


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