Capitol Hill Briefing

The BEPS Project: The OECD, Tax Policy, and U.S Competitiveness

July 17, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring David R. Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, Heritage Foundation; Brian Garst, Director, Policy and Communications, Center for Freedom and Prosperity; and Gavin Ekins, Research Economist, Tax Foundation; moderated by Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

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Dominated by Europe’s welfare states, the Paris‐​based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been pushing policies to enable higher taxes and bigger government. The latest example is a base erosion and profit‐​shifting (BEPS) initiative that would raise business tax burdens and undermine the competitiveness of American firms operating in global markets. An expert panel will explain the new OECD scheme and outline a better policy approach.