Tax Reform - Then and Now: A Special AICPA Briefing Featuring Don Longano and Mel Schwarz

March 11, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET

Continental Breakfast available 8:30 am ET

1455 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. – 10th Floor

Willard Hotel Office Building

Washington, D.C.

Members of the media are invited to a tax reform briefing hosted by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) with two respected tax professionals who can offer an insiders’ perspective of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA ’86) and astute analysis of the ongoing effort to reform the tax system 28 years later. 

Don Longano, former Democratic tax counsel to the House Ways and Means Committee, and Mel Schwarz, a former Joint Committee on Taxation staff member, will be available to answer questions about events leading up to enactment of the 1986 Act, what’s different or the same today, what lessons can be applied to current tax reform efforts and the outlook for tax reform in this Congress.

Longano is the chair of the AICPA’s Task Force on Tax Reform and a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the firm’s Washington National Tax Services office.  Schwarz is a member of the AICPA Tax Reform Task Force and a partner at Grant Thornton, as well as the director of tax legislative affairs in the firm’s national tax office.

The discussion will be moderated by Edward Karl, AICPA Vice President of Taxation. 

The briefing is on the record and questions from the media are encouraged.

Individuals not able to attend in person are invited to join the briefing by audio conference call:

Dial-in information:
ID:  4266#

Please RSVP to attend either in person or via the conference call to Shirley Twillman at / 202.434.9220 or Jay Hyde at / 202.434.9266.