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November 28, 2011
Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century

New Book Offers Non-Partisan Analysis of the Economics and Politics Behind Corporate Tax Reform

Author Martin Sullivan is an Economist and Contributing Editor to Tax Analysts

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Tax Analysts, a non-partisan, non-profit provider of tax analysis and news, announced today the release of Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century by Martin Sullivan, an economist and contributing editor for Tax Analysts' publications. Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century is a readable, non-partisan, citizen's guide to the current controversy over corporate tax reform. 

The book examines all sides in the current debate on corporate tax reform, from proposals to close tax "loopholes" to ending all U.S. tax on foreign profits, to the abolishment of the current system. It boils down the complexity of corporate taxation into simple language and is a must-read for business executives, market analysts, journalists, lawmakers, government policy analysts, lawyers, accountants, as well as students of public policy, law, accounting, and economics.

This is Martin Sullivan's second book on the subject of tax reform. He is a contributing editor to Tax Analysts' daily and weekly publications and is a regular blogger on Previously, he served on the staff of the Treasury Department and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation and has testified before Congress multiple times on major tax issues. He is frequently quoted and interviewed by the media; recent mentions include The New York Times,, as well as appearances on ABC's World News With Diane Sawyer, NPR's On Point, and CBS's 60 Minutes.

"To make good tax policy, public officials need clear and accurate information," notes Christopher Bergin, President and Publisher of Tax Analysts. "Marty Sullivan's new book draws from the wealth of analysis and information he has covered on corporate tax reform over the years for Tax Analysts and lays it out in a concise, easy-to-read format that makes an important contribution to the debate about corporate tax reform." 

Wall Street advisor and author of the Capital Gains and Games blog Pete Davis comments: "I heartily recommend Marty Sullivan's new book. You won't find an easier to read or more revealing book on corporate tax reform than this one."

"Unlike many other books on tax policy, Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century is not selling an idea or approaching the issue from a particular political slant," notes Timothy J. McCormally, Executive Director of the Tax Executives Institute. "It boils down the complexity of corporate taxation into simple language so readers can make up their own minds about the future of this controversial tax."

In addition to providing an overview of the corporate tax and the possibilities for reform, the book examines major options for reform, including the flat tax; how politics and tight budgets will shape the debate before and after the 2012 election; how the U.S. tax code compares to foreign competitors; and why individual taxpayers have a stake in the outcome of this debate.

Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century is published by Apress. To learn more, visit the Tax or order your copy today on Amazon.

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