The GOP has released its tax reform structure, without a lot of detail (it is being left to Congress to determine), and as we all know the devil is in the details. But remember this is only a proposal and a lot can happen before it becomes law, assuming it even gets to that point. Here are some highlights of the proposal:
Orin Hatch, R-Utah and Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, both leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are soliciting ideas from stakeholders on how to best overhaul the tax code to make it simpler, fairer, and more efficient.
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