Capitol Hill Briefing: Global Trends in Tax Reform
The Tax Foundation hosted an exclusive briefing for congressional tax and trade staff on June 5, 2006 entitled, “Global Trends in Tax Reform: Are There Lessons for the U.S.?”
Tax reform may be on the backburner in America, but it is at the top of the agenda in countries as diverse as Australia and Slovakia to India and China. According to a recent OECD report, “These tax reforms have been driven by the need to provide a more competitive fiscal environment: one which encourages investment, risk-taking, entrepreneurship and provides increased work incentives. At the same time, governments are aware of the need to maintain taxpayers’ faith in the integrity of their tax systems. Fairness and simplicity have become the byword of reformers.” These reforms are not happening in a vacuum; they directly impact U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.
This event featured Jeffrey Owens, Director of the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy and Administration. Materials from the event are available for download below.
Was this page helpful to you?
The Tax Foundation works hard to provide insightful tax policy analysis. Our work depends on support from members of the public like you. Would you consider contributing to our work?Contribute to the Tax Foundation
Let us know how we can better serve you!
We work hard to make our analysis as useful as possible. Would you consider telling us more about how we can do better?Give Us Feedback