Capitol Hill Briefing

Corporate Tax Reform: An International Perspective

May 23, 2012 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

B-340 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Jack Mintz, Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary; Kevin Hassett, Director, Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; moderated by Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

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President Obama and leaders in Congress are considering cuts to the U.S. corporate tax rate, which is now higher than the rates of all of our trading partners. Tax scholar Jack Mintz played a leading role in Canada’s drive to reduce its federal corporate tax rate to just 15 percent. Dr. Mintz will discuss the Canadian reforms and present new estimates of corporate effective tax rates for 80 nations. Top U.S. tax expert Kevin Hassett will comment on Mintz’s findings and discuss prospects for corporate tax reforms in the United States.