WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A distinguished group of policymakers and professionals from government, industry and academia will examine the critical tax issues facing U.S. businesses relating to global capital at the 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium presented by the Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), Feb. 11-12, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The two-day symposium titled, "Capital Matters: How Taxes Influence the Global Creation, Deployment, and Mobility of Capital," will examine the role of tax policy in capital-related decisions; the cross-border movement of capital; evolving regimes for taxing intellectual capital; proposals to alleviate the double taxation of corporate income; and implementation and consequences of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, is the program manager for the 2016 event.
Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, is scheduled to deliver a tax policy keynote address on Day Two. Thomas A. Barthold, chief of staff of the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Day One. He will also be presented with TCPI's Pillar of Excellence Award in recognition of his accomplishments in business and tax policy.
The opening panel focusing on taxes and the CFO agenda will be moderated by Jeffrey C. LeSage, vice chairman, tax practice, KPMG LLP. Other panel discussions scheduled include:
- Economist's View: A Closer Look at the Economics of Capital Taxation
- Capitalization: Finding a Better Way
- Capital Investment: A Tale of Two Financing Options
- Taxing Genius: Examining Intellectual Capital Tax Policy
- Corporate Taxation: Understanding the Potential of Integration
- The Policymakers' View: How Presidential Campaigns Steer Tax Policy
- Beyond Borders: The Global Mobility of Capital and Taxes
- The Implementer's View: BEPS in Action
- The Tax Director's View: Meeting the BEPS Challenge
Among the panelists who will address a range of topics related to the program's theme will be: Adam Looney, deputy assistant secretary, Tax Analysis, and Danielle Rolfes, international tax counsel, Office of Tax Policy, both of the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Christopher Hanna, senior policy advisor for tax reform (Republican), U.S. Senate Finance Committee; Douglas O'Donnell, commissioner, Large Business and International (LB&I) Division, Internal Revenue Service; and Robert Stack, deputy assistant secretary, International Tax Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
TCPI's 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium is aimed at CFOs, vice presidents of finance and tax, attorneys, accountants, and controllers from companies large and small. The full agenda can be accessed here. For more details, including registration and exhibitor information, please contact TCPI at 201-822-8062 or visit TCPI's website at www.tcpi.org.
The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), which was created in 1997, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and non-partisan public research and educational organization. TCPI was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant federal tax policies that impact businesses and the national economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. TCPI is affiliated with The Tax Council, an association established in 1966 for senior level tax professionals who work together to promote sound federal tax policies and a better understanding of our federal tax system.
SOURCE Tax Council Policy Institute