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.

Tax Federal Government Affairs Events

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Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Have Skills, Will Travel (If the Tax Laws Aren’t Too Confusing)

    by Geoff Lane | Jun 21, 2017
    The House of Representatives this week, passed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 1393) by a simple voice vote. Passage of the bill with such broad, bipartisan support should send a message to the Senate that it’s now time for that chamber to act accordingly and deliver its own bill (S. 540) for the president’s signature immediately. Many in the IT industry have been monitoring the proposal closely, as it reflects a changing economic landscape and would streamline some of our tax collection laws.
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Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on the House Passage of Mobile Workforce Legislation

Jun 20, 2017

"Right to Repair" Legislation is Wrong for Nebraska Consumers and Businesses

Mar 08, 2017

Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 15, 2017