|Herman Goldman Memorial Lecture Series|
Thursday, April 8, 2010 6pm - 7pm
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Over the past decade, Congress has increased its use of refundable, or cashable, tax benefits as a tax policy tool. The use of refundable tax benefits has most often applied to the individual income tax, but in response to the current economic crisis, this policy tool has been utilized with business taxpayers as well. While some uses of refundable tax benefits are clearly intended as a short-term fiscal tool in response to the current recession, there may be signs of a broader trend. Thomas Barthold will describe several of these provisions, present some data describing their importance to the tax system, and discuss implications for future tax policy and tax administration.
THOMAS BARTHOLD, Chief of Staff, Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation
Committee on Taxation of Business Entities, Alan Tarr, Chair