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Committee Hearings

How Tax Compliance Obligations Hinder Small Business Growth

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. the Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing titled: ‚Äč "How Tax Compliance Obligations Hinder Small Business Growth." The hearing will be held in 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing will examine the tax compliance burden facing small firms and examine the effectiveness of actions taken by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intended to reduce these compliance costs.  The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) will release a report at the hearing examining the efficacy of some IRS efforts to ensure tax compliance and a GAO official will testify about the potential complications those efforts cause for small businesses.  A second panel will focus on ways to reduce the complexity faced by small firms when preparing their taxes.  

Opening Statement:

  • Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
  • Witnesses and Testimony: 

    Mr. J. Christopher Mihm
    Managing Director, Strategic Issues
    United States Government Accountability Office
    Washington, DC
    GAO Report

    Mr. Donald Williamson
    Professor, American University
    Executive Director, Kogod Tax Center
    Washington, DC

    Mr. Troy Lewis
    Vice President
    Heritage Bank
    St. George, UT
    *Testifying on Behalf of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Mr. Les Vitale
    Local Markets Group
    McGladrey, LLP
    Boston, MA  

    Mr. Stephen F. Mankowski
    EP Caine & Associates, LLC
    Bryn Mawr, PA

    Additional Items:

  • Hearing Notice
  • Witness List