Hill Roundtable - Episode 64 - Congress Wraps Up Tax-Focused Week


House and Senate committees held several tax-focused events this week ahead of the April 17 tax filing deadline.

Top Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs officials testified before lawmakers about the status of the 2018 IRS filing season and the process for reviewing and releasing tax regulations. OIRA and Treasury announced a deal that would allow the White House to review major tax rules before they are made public.

The House Ways and Means Committee approved a package of legislation that would retool the IRS, and some of those bills are slated to get a vote on the House floor in the coming week. And, to top off a busy week, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), a key player in passing the 2017 tax act (Pub. L. No. 115-97), said he won't run for re-election.

Reporters Allyson Versprille and Laura Davison spoke about all the moving pieces and what to expect next.