Dean Zerbe, the National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee responded to the administration and congressional leadership’s joint statement on tax reform.
“For American businesses that want to see tax reform and tax relief, today’s joint statement from Congress and the White House is most welcome. I particularly viewed as key the direction that the two tax-writing Committees – Ways and Means and Finance – are directed to go through regular order (meaning Committee markup) and move legislation this fall followed by consideration on the floor. There needs to be marching orders and timelines to provide focus and get tax reform moving, and the statement provides the necessary incentive to push the process forward. Tax reform will be better for having an open review and discussion as well as the benefit of bipartisan consideration.”
“I am especially heartened by the commitment of the White House and congressional leaders to a lower tax rate for small businesses. As alliantgroup works with businesses across the country in helping them keep more of their dollars, it is clear that tax relief would be most welcome. The joint statement brings hopeful news for jobs and economic growth.”
alliantgroup is a leading tax consultancy that assists U.S. businesses and their CPAs in properly identifying and claiming all available federal and state tax incentives. To date, alliantgroup has helped more than 20,000 businesses claim over $5 billion in government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. alliantgroup’s headquarters is in Houston and the firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, Sacramento, Irvine, Orlando, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. For more information on alliantgroup and our R&D tax credit services, please visit alliantgroup on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
About the Author
Dean Zerbe is alliantgroup’s National Managing Director based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining alliantgroup, Zerbe was Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He worked closely with then-Chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator Charles Grassley, on tax legislation. During his tenure on the Finance Committee, Zerbe was intimately involved with nearly every major piece of tax legislation that was signed into law, including the 2001 and 2003 tax reconciliation bills, the JOBS bill in 2004 (corporate tax reform) and the Pension Protection Act.