Using Pass-Throughs to Pay for Corporate Reform

Tax Notes has an article that pours more gasoline on the fire started by Bloomberg and the Geithner-led Treasury Department last weeks.

The piece, written by Martin Sullivan, argues that pass-through treatment of some firms “erodes” the corporate tax base and concludes:

In the meantime, corporate tax reformers are left in the awkward position of trying to improve a fundamentally unsound tax. If we broaden the corporate tax base by trimming tax incentives (for example, accelerated depreciation), should those same tax incentives be trimmed for passthrough entities? Many would like to keep tax reform confined to the corporate sector. But politics

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