Leslie Book, Professor of Law, Former Director of Graduate Tax Program, Villanova School of Law
Eric Toder, Co-Directors, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Chi Chi Wu, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
Moderated by: Nancy Cook, Economics Correspondent, National Journal
About this conference
Recent headlines have focused on new tax reform legislation slashing the corporate and individual tax rates. Yet even as the perennial tax reform conversation again dominates Washington, a more fundamental problem continues to plague the tax administration system. Over the last decade, the IRS made an estimated $140 billion in improper payments, the result of fraud, complexity, and individual mistakes in the face of a labyrinthine tax system. This event will convene key tax policy leaders for a conversation about whether, even without comprehensive reform, there are small but significant steps that can be taken now to combat fraud, preserve the integrity of the tax system, and better serve and protect consumers.
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