Senator Whitehouse to Join Senate Finance Committee: Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced the Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 2nd session of the 115th Congress. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will join the Senate Finance Committee, which is charged with considering tax legislation, among other things. Senator Whitehouse released a statement in which he outlined his priorities for serving on the committee, including “making our tax code fairer for middle-class families.”
European Commission Releases Survey of EU Tax Policy: The European Commission released a report titled "Tax Policies in the European Union: 2017 Survey." The report presents the most recent tax reforms in EU member states and presents further reform options intended to improve efficiency and fairness in tax systems. The report also examines how EU member states’ tax systems help to promote investment and employment, how they are working to reduce tax fraud, evasion and avoidance, and how tax systems help to address income inequalities and ensure social fairness.