Federal Tax Committee

The CompTIA Federal Tax and Regulatory Committee focuses on policy issues that are relevant to the business of US technology companies. The perennial issue for the committee is tax reform, with lower corporate tax rates and movement to a territorial tax system. The committee also oversees policy on other tax issues, including the permanent extension of the R&D tax credit; and interstate tax issues, such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, Online Sales Tax, Digital Download Tax, Business Activity Tax and Mobile Workforce.

In addition, the committee analyzes legislative and regulatory proposals, responds to requests from Congress and the administration, provides testimony for relevant tax issues and presents CompTIA Membership with networking opportunities with key decision makers.

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Blog Posts

  • Congress Passes Tax Overhaul

    by Geoff Lane | Dec 20, 2017
    The United States Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, a package of tax reforms that will overhaul the U.S. tax code for individuals and corporations. Not since 1986 has our tax code undergone such a comprehensive renovation. Consider that in 1986, laptops weighed dozens of pounds, Sergey Brin and Larry Page were still a decade away from launching Google, Mark Zuckerberg was a toddler, and a young Democratic Senator from Tennessee named Al Gore introduced a bill to require the Office of Science and Technology to explore improvements to communications networks for supercomputers.
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  • CompTIA Hosts Tax Roundtable with House Staff

    by Geoff Lane | Oct 31, 2017
    As tax reform deliberations begin in Washington D.C., CompTIA members had an opportunity earlier this month to sit down with key Congressional staff to discuss the issue. The hour-long roundtable gave members the chance to share their corporate tax priorities with staff, and learn more about forthcoming legislation that will reform our tax code.
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  • Tax Reform Framework Released

    by Geoff Lane | Sep 28, 2017
    This week, key Republican policymakers in Washington unveiled a framework outlining their proposed tax reform goals. While the framework is light on details – this isn’t legislative text, after all – it does provide some insight into what the bill’s writers are thinking. For instance, on corporate reforms the framework would lower the tax rate on corporations to 20%, and tax passthroughs at 25%. It would allow businesses to “write off” or expense investment costs – so long as those investments aren’t structures – for at least five years.
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Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on the Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec 20, 2017

CompTIA Supports Senate Tax Reform Plan

Nov 29, 2017

CompTIA Statement on the House Passage of Mobile Workforce Legislation

Jun 20, 2017