Tax Reform on the Horizon

21 November 2016
View Client Update

Key takeaways

  • For the first time in many years, Republican leaders in Congress believe that enacting major tax reform is possible.
  • The starting point is likely to be a House policy paper, which contains proposals that would upend key principles that have been part of the tax law for decades.
  • The policy paper calls for lowering personal and business tax rates, disallowing most interest deductions for businesses, permitting the expensing of business investment and adopting a territorial system of international taxation, under which the United States would exempt most foreign earnings from US tax.