House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) recently announced the formation of eleven separate Tax Reform Working Groups that will together review current federal income tax law. These groups will each be led by one Republican and one Democratic member and will discuss current policies in their designated issue areas and compile feedback from stakeholders, academics, think tanks, practitioners, the general public, and colleagues in the House of Representatives. The Joint Committee on Taxation will then prepare a report for the full Committee on Monday, May 6 (extended from the original date of April 15), summarizing the information gathered by each working group. The working groups most likely to consider tax credits for working families are Education and Family Benefits, and Income and Tax Distribution.

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee launched a new email address for submitting comments to the Working Groups. This provides a great opportunity for stakeholders, advocacy groups and any members of the general public interested in promoting tax credits for working families to make their views heard.

Those interested in submitting feedback, information, facts and relevant data should email tax.reform@mail.house.gov by Monday, April 15, 2013. The Ways and Means Committee will post all comments received on their website.

The Committee has laid out a process for submitting comments, detailed below:

Details for the Submission of Written Comments to the Tax Reform Working Groups

  1. Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit comments can email tax.reform@mail.house.gov.
  2. In the subject line of the email, please indicate “Comments: (name of) Tax Reform Working Group” (note: be sure to specify the name of the working group in the subject line – e.g., Energy Tax Reform Working Group).
  3. Attach your submission as a Word document.
  4. In addition to the Word document attachment, please include in the body of the email a contact name, physical address, phone number and email address.
  5. For questions, or if you encounter technical problems, please call (202) 225-3625 or (202) 225-1721.