After years of effort, Congress finally enacted comprehensive tax reform in late 2017. With Congress’s work done, the tax community then began the complex process of implementing the new domestic and international business tax system.
But, a lot has happened since 2017. Plus, history tells us that the tax law is never “done” — it’s always evolving. It evolves in response to both internal forces (such as economic and political developments, differing points of view and priorities, and other pressures within the United States) and external forces (such as tax, trade, economic, and political developments outside the United States). Indeed, the current drive by some OECD countries to make massive changes to fundamental principles of business taxation seems virtually unprecedented and is moving at a surprisingly fast pace.
So even as the United States continues to work to put its new regime into place, internal and external forces might compel even more changes to the U.S. tax system in the new decade — possibly further shifting the landscape for both domestic and multinational businesses.
To evaluate and to anticipate these possible changes, they must be identified and evaluated relative to current law — that is, do they make the tax system better or worse, do they raise or lose revenue, and so on.
The 2020 program will review the current state of the U.S. tax law, as substantially modified by the 2017 tax reform legislation. The internal and external pressures on the tax system will be examined to assess whether the policy choices reflected in the current Tax Code are still the right ones today, especially with regard to the taxation of domestic and multinational businesses.
In other words, the program will ask the question: what policy changes could, or should, be explored based upon what we know now about the functioning of the substantially modified U.S. tax system, given both recent worldwide developments and our two years of experience so far with the new U.S. tax rules?
After all, hindsight is “2020.”
Join business, government, and academic leaders at the 21st Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium as we consider how the U.S. tax system might evolve in response to internal and external forces. Below are just a few of the critical topics that leaders of the tax community will explore over our two days together.
- What are the real world effects of the TCJA and how has it changed thinking about global investment?
- Innovation — does the new U.S. tax system strike the right balance to encourage high value activity in the United States?
- How does the new interest deduction limitation (and the even lower “cap” scheduled to go in effect in 2022) change financing decisions and structures?
- What’s the state of play of the OECD’s efforts to reform international tax standards — what’s really motivating these efforts and how might actions by other countries drive changes to U.S. tax policy?
- With two years of experience, how are the GILTI rules working relative to other anti-base erosion proposals?
- What might some of the significant changes to the U.S. system that have recently been proposed mean for the future of domestic and multinational tax?
The program also will introduce new features to make the Symposium particularly engaging and relevant — including expanded use of technology, as well as “mini-sessions” with lively debates on topical issues interspersed with more in-depth discussions. Breakout sessions — with separate tracks for domestic, international, policy, and technical issues — will also drill down into key issues of interest to tax executives, practitioners, policy makers, advisers, and all others concerned with the tax policy process.
CPE: To be determined
CLE: To be determined
The Tax Council Policy Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.
The agenda will be available in December. Stay tuned!
Boeing Company, The
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Carlyle Group, The
Deloitte Tax LLP
Eli Lilly and Company
Ford Motor Company
Ivins, Phillips & Barker
Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Martin Marietta Materials Inc.
McCormick & Company, Inc.
McDermott Will & Emery
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Procter & Gamble
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Squire Patton Boggs
United Technologies Corporation
Walt Disney Company, The
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All reservations should be received by no later than Wednesday, January 22, 2020. After this date, room availability and pricing cannot be guaranteed.
** There is a limited number of rooms available three days prior to and three days after the conference dates. If you would like to add to your stay, please contact Marcia Gomes at Marcia.Gomes@ritzcarlton.com.
Check-in and Check-out
- Check in: 3:00 PM
- Check out: 12:00 PM
Room Cancellation Policy:
72 hours prior to arrival
Who should attend?
The program is designed for CFOs, VPs of Tax, VPs of Finance, corporate tax directors, government tax professionals, tax counsels, attorneys, and managers. The method of delivery will be group-live at an intermediate to advanced level. Participants should possess an advanced knowledge of tax policy and practice.
Does the registration cost include hotel reservation?
No. You must make your own hotel reservation. A limited number of rooms has been put on hold at The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC (1150 22nd Street NW) for the evenings of Feb 12th and 13th for $355 per night (plus tax and fees). Check out the "Hotel" section for additional information.
Can I obtain continuing education credits (CLE or CPE) by attending this conference?
Participation in the Symposium will allow you the opportunity to receive continuing education credits. TCPI is registered with NASBA, and in accordance with its policies, up to 12 CPE credits can be earned. (NASBA Field of Study: TAXATION.) TCPI will also apply for CLE accreditation post-conference from those states that require it, which participants list on their registration forms. The total amount of earned CLE credits varies by states.
How do I become an exhibitor?
To obtain a copy of the exhibitor prospectus, which includes the pricing and benefits of becoming an exhibitor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that spots are limited and we do sell out!
Should I bring a laptop/tablet to this conference?
YES, especially for those seeking continuing education (CE) credits. An event app and a web-version of the app will be available for the sole use of registered attendees. Submitting questions for speakers, tracking of attendance for CE accreditation, participating in polling questions, accessing conference documents (presentations and article) and many functions will be conducted through the event app. There will be wifi and writing surface available in the conference room.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Fees are refundable, less a $100 processing fee, if written notice is received by TCPI prior to COB Friday, January 17, 2020. There will be no refunds after January 17, 2020; however, a substitute for the original registrant will be accepted. For more information regarding registration, refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation policies, please call TCPI at (202) 822-8062 or email email@example.com.