Capitol Hill Event on Lessons from Tax Reform in the Slovak Republic

November 11, 2006

If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area on Monday, November 13, be sure to join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk by Ivan Miklos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.

Among other things, Miklos was the architect of Slovakia’s radical tax reforms in the past decade. He’ll discuss lessons for the U.S. Congress from Slovakia’s experience enacting a single-rate tax system in 2004.

From the event announcement:

“Rising from the East: The Triumph of Tax Reform in the Slovak Republic”

At the turn of the century, the economy of the Slovak Republic was in the midst of a revolutionary transformation. Serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Ivan Miklos was central to that effort. He oversaw a monumental restructuring of the country’s tax system, including a radical simplification of the tax code and the institution of a flat income tax. Slovakia became a competitive business climate and model for other developing nations almost overnight. What can the U.S. learn about tax reform from these growing countries? Will the mounting evidence in the experimental East translate into mainstream public policy in the West?

The event is Monday, November 13, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the U.S. Capitol, HC-6. It’s free and open to the public, so stop by and enjoy the show.

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