Catching Up on Capitol Hill

Discussing the latest in tax legislation and tax policy

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Insights from KPMG professionals on what's happening in Washington that affects business taxation
 

In the Catching Up on Capitol Hill podcast series, you'll hear from KPMG professionals about current developments in Washington and what may happen next. And we'll discuss why it's happening. All with the goal of helping you to make sense of tax policy discussions, understand what the impacts may be on your organization, and aid you as you go about your daily job.

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Podcasts

The Biden Tax Plan – The Corporate Tax Rate Proposal

August 7, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 10-2020 | The Biden tax plan would increase the corporate rate from 21 percent to 28 percent. But history suggests there’s more to consider in that proposal than just changing a rate in the tax code. John Gimigliano, Jen Acuna, and Tom Stout discuss the collateral effects, the potential timing, and possible effective dates of a rate change. [18:43]

COVID Relief – Looking at the Senate’s HEALS Act

July 29, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 09-2020 | The Senate has released its next COVID relief plan, the HEALS Act, which presents both interesting policy and procedural aspects. Carol Kulish and Jennifer Gray join John Gimigliano to discuss why HEALS looks the way it does and where it might be headed. [16:20]

The Biden Tax Plan – Highlights on What We Know

July 20, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 08-2020 | John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Tom Stout from the Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services group of the KPMG Washington National Tax practice continue the discussion of what to expect from Candidate Biden’s tax plan, its connection to the former Obama tax plan, and how tax plans have worked through the legislative process in the past. [13:55]

The Biden Tax Plan – Where Is It?

July 17, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 07-2020 | Candidate Biden has not yet released a formal tax plan. Will we see one and if not, why not? John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Tom Stout from the Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services group of the KPMG Washington National Tax practice discuss the prospects for more detail from the Biden campaign and how influential presidential tax plans have been in the past. [12:58]

The EU State Aid Decision and U.S. Tax Legislation

July 17, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 06-2020 | With a major ruling this week in favor of the taxpayer in the ongoing State Aid controversy with the European Commission, John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Tom Stout from the Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services group of the KPMG Washington National Tax practice look at how the State Aid issue shaped the TCJA and how it might shape future tax legislation. [13:31]

Going Nuclear – Revisiting the Senate’s Parliamentary Rules for Supermajority Votes

July 8, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 05-2020 | There are growing calls eliminate the Senate supermajority vote for passage of legislation. How might such a change affect the future of tax? John Gimigliano, Jennifer Gray, and Carol Kulish from the Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services group of the KPMG Washington National Tax practice discuss the potential impact of eliminating the 60-vote filibuster in the Senate. [15:16]

Legislative Impact of U.S. Pausing OECD Pillar 1 Digital Economy Discussions

June 23, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 04-2020 | John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Tom Stout discuss the legislative implications of the United States' call to pause negotiations of the Pillar One discussions at the OECD on the project related to digital services taxes. [10:10]

Recent Economic and Social Developments May Affect Legislation Timing

June 18, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill Episode 03-2020 | John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Carol Kulish discuss how the week's events—the jobs report and increasing national focus on racial inequality—may impact the timing of additional COVID-19 relief legislation. [11:00]

HEROES Act Negotiations Unpacked – Tax Components

June 10, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill, Episode 02-2020 | John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Tom Stout continue their discussion from Episode 01-2020 on COVID-19 relief legislation, focusing on the HEROES Act passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate's possible response. [13:25]

How Might Congress Enact Additional COVID-19 Relief Legislation

June 9, 2020

Catching Up on Capitol Hill, Episode 01-2020 | John Gimigliano, Jennifer Acuna, and Tom Stout from the Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services group of the KPMG Washington National Tax practice discuss whether, when, and how Congress might enact additional COVID-19 relief legislation. [14:51]