The Saga of Unfulfilled Business Income Tax Reform
Volume 89, No. 2, Winter 2017
By Harry L. Gutman [PDF]

This Article provides a detailed description of why the U.S. taxation of business income needs to be reformed, reviews prior proposals, and describes why they have not been enacted. Then, this Article puts forth its own proposal—reducing the corporate tax rate to 15% financed by a credit-invoice value-added tax (VAT) in order to achieve a business income tax structure that enhances the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, reduces U.S. base-erosion incentives, and is consistent with the tax structures of other countries.

Harry L. Gutman is Of Counsel at Ivins, Phillips & Barker Chartered and former Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.