Joint Committee Report Considers Repetti Proposal
4/28/08--The Joint Committee on Taxation recently issued a report that
at pages 21 to 23 considers BC Law Professor James Repetti's proposal
to eliminate the estate tax on family businesses and farms.
4/28/08--The Joint Committee on Taxation recently issued a report that at pages 21 to 23 considers BC Law Professor James Repetti's proposal to eliminate the estate tax on family businesses and farms. The Joint Committee Report also considers Repetti's critique of existing rules. The Joint Committee Report is part of an on-going Congressional study of the best way to preserve the estate tax but eliminate financial burdens on small family businesses.
From their website:
The Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan committee of the United States Congress, originally established under the Revenue Act of 1926. The Joint Committee operates with an experienced professional staff of Ph.D economists, attorneys, and accountants, who assist Members of the majority and minority parties in both houses of Congress on tax legislation.
The Joint Committee is chaired on a rotating basis by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. During the first Session of each Congress the House has the Chair and the Senate has the vice-chair; during the second session the roles are reversed.
The Joint Committee Staff is closely involved with every aspect of the tax legislative process, including:
- Assisting Congressional tax-writing committees and Members of Congress with development and analysis of legislative proposals;
- Preparing official revenue estimates of all tax legislation considered by the Congress;
- Drafting legislative histories for tax-related bills; and
- Investigating various aspects of the Federal tax system.