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FY2018 Massachusetts Budget Update: Final Senate Budget

On May 25, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a $40.84 billion FY2018 budget by a 38-0 roll call vote. Over three days of debate, Senators considered 1,031 amendments to the budget proposed by the Ways and...more

FY2018 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget

On April 25, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.829 billion FY2018 budget by vote of 159-1. Over two days of debate, the House considered 1,210 amendments to pass a final budget that spends...more

Tackling Tax Reform – Part II: The Legislative Process

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

On April 11, 2017, we discussed what constitutes Tax Reform. In this blog post, we will explore the process by which Tax Reform will likely be created. After reading this post, if it seems to you that the legislative process...more

House Discusses How to Tax Small Businesses

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

A proposal presently being discussed before the House Ways and Means Committee (where tax laws begin) addresses how small business income will be taxed. President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress both desire...more

Impact of Tax Reform Proposals on REITs and Real Estate

by Goodwin on

This alert focuses on various tax reform proposals and their potential impact on REITs and the real estate industry. Tax reform is high on the agendas of both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Trump administration....more

[Webinar] What to Expect in Trump's First 100 Days - January 18th, 11:00am ET

by BakerHostetler on

After years of gridlock, Congress is poised to unleash a flurry of legislative activity early in 2017. The agenda is jam-packed as the Republican-led Congress targets major changes to the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank,...more

House Expected to Tie Infrastructure and Tax Reform Together

In a July 2nd statement, the House Ways and Means Committee indicated that they intend to tie much needed highway funding to their goal of tax reform. Particularly, corporate tax reform. It is unclear whether the...more

Legislative Update from NCSHA Conference

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In previous Housing Plus blog posts we’ve discussed various tax credit proposals that have been released since the beginning of the year, which include the comprehensive tax reform proposal from House Ways and Means Committee...more

Proposals May Signal Direction of Future Tax Reform

After several years of hearings and forums intended to develop broad-based support for comprehensive tax reform, on February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-Mich.) released a draft tax reform...more

House Ways And Means Hearing On Tax Extenders

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 8, 2014, House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) held a hearing on the "Benefits of Permanent Tax Policy for America's Job Creators." The hearing focused on the expiring business tax provisions that...more

Chairman Camp’s Tax Proposals Would Affect REITs and Real Estate

by Goodwin on

Chairman David Camp (R-MI) of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee recently issued a discussion draft of a comprehensive tax reform proposal which would materially modify the taxation of REITs and real estate related...more

Ohio House Ways and Means Committee Receives Testimony on Substitute House Bill 375

by BakerHostetler on

On February 12, 2014, Ohio House Ways and Means Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Gary Scherer offered a substitute House Bill 375 to the Ways and Means Committee, including significant amendments from the prior version of House Bill...more

Proposed Carried Interest Legislation Takes A Different Approach

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On February 26, 2014, U.S. Rep. David Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 (TRA 2014), which would provide for the most significant tax reform since the...more

House Ways and Means Chair Camp Releases Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal

As expected, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his long-awaited tax reform discussion draft on Wednesday, February 26, in which he seeks to lower the individual and corporate tax rates as well...more

House Ways and Means Tax Reform Proposal Dramatically Changes Energy Tax Landscape

On February 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited tax reform discussion draft, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. To achieve his goal of lower individual and corporate tax rates,...more

2014: Turbulent Waters Ahead in Tax Policy

by K&L Gates LLP on

Although the prospect for comprehensive tax reform this year is dimming, debate on tax policy issues will continue to be prominent on Capitol Hill. Between election year dynamics, changes in committee leadership, the tax...more

Is Congress postponing the tax reform debate?

by DLA Piper on

Although the chairmen of the tax writing committees, Representative Dave Camp (R-Michigan) and Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), are thoroughly committed to enacting comprehensive tax reform and are devoting the considerable...more

Shutdown likely to drag on as issues grow more complicated

by DLA Piper on

The federal government shutdown, now in its fourth day, appears likely to continue a while longer as the list of issues under discussion between the President and Congressional leaders, and within the Congress, becomes longer...more

Seeking a consensus around comprehensive tax reform: the latest developments in Congress

by DLA Piper on

Amid the intense dispute over federal spending and debt, the chairmen of the tax writing committees in the US Senate and the House of Representatives continue their efforts to build a consensus among their members for tax...more

Comprehensive Tax Reform Remains a Top Priority for Key Members

by King & Spalding on

Congressional Consideration Continues, Including Provisions That Would Impact the Real Estate Industry - The House Ways & Means Committee is currently holding Member-level discussions on tax reform and is in the...more

Washington Insight - August 2013

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Tax Reform: An Insider's View - A Deep Divide Over Corporate Tax Reform - The Current Economic State: An Insider's View - K&S Thought Leadership Event on the 3rd Anniverary of Dodd-Frank -...more

If You're Not At the Table, You're On the Menu: Ways and Means Working Groups Solicit Input on Tax Reform

by K&L Gates LLP on

Comprehensive tax reform is the top priority of the congressional tax-writing committees this year. In continuation of several years of work on this issue, the House Ways and Means Committee recently unveiled the next stage...more

Tax Law Update: House Ways & Means Proposals for Financial Products Tax Reform

On January 24, the House Committee on Ways & Means released a discussion draft of legislative provisions (the “Draft”) that would make fundamental changes in the taxation of certain financial products, including the treatment...more

House Ways and Means Proposals for Financial Products Tax Reform

On January 24, 2013, the House Committee on Ways & Means released a discussion draft of legislative provisions (the “Draft” or the “Proposal”) that would make fundamental changes in the taxation of certain financial products....more

Tax Reform – The Next Installment: Reforming the Taxation of Financial Instruments

by K&L Gates LLP on

After the fiscal cliff deal failed to include a framework for comprehensive tax reform, many in Washington predicted that the momentum for tax reform would wither away. Although Congress has many important issues on its...more

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