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January 9, 2007
What Should the New Congress Do About Taxes? Tax Notes Has Lots of Advice
Falls Church, VA – Tax Notes, the leading source for news on federal tax policy, this week provides fascinating and practical advice for the new 110th Congress from current and former White House officials, former IRS commissioners, academics, writers, other tax experts.

In a special 32-page section of articles in this week's issue of Tax Notes, Congress gets advice from, among others:

  • Katherine Baicker, a member of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisor, on healthcare and the tax code;
  • Mark A. Weinberger, the former assistant treasury secretary for tax policy for President Bush, on rethinking how the federal government raises and spends money;
  • Jason Furman, President Clinton's former special assistant for economic policy, on making social policy through the tax code;
  • Donald C. Alexander, the former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner, on enforcing the tax code; and
  • Lawrence B. Gibbs, another former IRS commissioner, on the Democrats' tax-related policy agenda.

Among the other tax experts who contributed articles are columnist Bruce Bartlett; Christopher Bergin, president and publisher of Tax Analysts; Chris Edwards, director of tax policy at the Cato Institute; John Engler, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers; Stephen J. Entin, president and executive director of the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation; Scott A. Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation; John S. Irons, director of tax and budget policy at the Center for American Progress; Stewart Karlinsky, graduate tax director at San Jose State University; and Edward D. Kleinbard, partner with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Also contributing are Martin Lobel, partner at Lobel, Novins & Lamont and chairman of Tax Analysts board of directors; Maya MacGuineas, director of the fiscal policy program at the New America Foundation; Robert S. McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice; Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation; Grover G. Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Burgess J.W. and William L. Raby, adjunct professor at the University of Arizona and emeritus professor at Arizona State University, respectively; Deborah Schenk, professor of taxation at the New York University School of Law and a member of Tax Analysts board of director; and Gene Steuerle, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.

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