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New CCH Tax Briefing Analyzes President’s Budget Plan, Competing Plans

Is Path Now Paved for Tax Reform?

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 12, 2013) – President Obama released a $3.77 billion fiscal year 2014 federal budget on April 10, including approximately 160 tax provisions and a mix of individual and business tax proposals intended to raise revenue, reduce spending and encourage negotiations between the White House and the GOP on comprehensive tax reform. CCH has published a new Tax Briefing: Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposals, which provides a summary and analysis of the proposal, as well as competing House and Senate proposals, which were released earlier. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

The President’s proposal calls for a 28-percent cap on itemized deductions, a $3 million limit on tax-preferred retirement savings, a permanent research tax credit, a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), a change in the taxation of carried interest, and more. President Obama also provided for the first time specifics on the so-called Buffet Rule. Following release of the President’s FY 2014 budget recom­mendations, the Treasury Department is­sued its customary “Green Book,” describing the proposals.

“It’s important to note that all budgets now on the table – from the White House, the House and the Senate – put tax reform forward as a principal theme,” said CCH Principal Federal Tax Analyst, Mark Luscombe, JD, LLM, CPA. “And while tax reform has become a very popular phrase in Washington lately, it also presents massive challenges be­fore a bipartisan path to enactment may be found.”

But, Luscombe adds, it also presents a significant cat­alyst for compromise through which efforts toward finding a “simpler and fairer” system are shared by both parties.
Please visit to access CCH’s exclusive new Briefing on Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposals, and the full range of CCH Tax Briefings on significant tax developments.

Members of the press interested in speaking to a CCH tax analyst should contact Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153, or Brenda Au at 847-267-2046,

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