Press Releases and News from the Joint Committee

April 14, 2013
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon was elected Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation for the remainder of the second session of the 113th Congress.

April 5, 2013
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus announce an organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Taxation

August 29, 2011
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation today announces that it has posted to its website copies of most known JCT publications from 1926 through the present.

April 6, 2011
Video link for Joint Committee on Taxation roundtable discussion on ideas for reforming the U.S. Internal Revenue Code held on April 6, 2011

March 30, 2011
Joint Committee on Taxation Chairman Dave Camp and Vice Chairman Max Baucus announce a meeting of the Joint Committee for a roundtable discussion on ideas for reforming the U.S. Internal Revenue Code with The Honorable James A. Baker III and The Honorable Richard “Dick” Gephardt.

March 10, 2011
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus announce an organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Taxation

February 27, 2009
House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel announces the organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Taxation

March 20, 2007
House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel announces the organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Taxation

September 13, 2005
Joint Committee on Taxation Chairman Bill Thomas and Vice Chairman Chuck Grassley announced today that JCT Chief of Staff George K. Yin will leave the staff effective November 18, 2005

May 16, 2005
Pursuant to the IRS Reform Act, Congressman Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS strategic plans and fiscal year 2006 budget. The time of the hearing has been rescheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3.00 pm. All other details for the hearing remain the same. (See JCT Press Release dated May 12, 2005.)

May 12, 2005
Pursuant to the IRS Reform Act, Congressman Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS strategic plans and fiscal year 2006 budget.

May 30, 2003
Joint Committee on Taxation announces the appointment of George K. Yin as Chief of Staff.

May 14, 2003
Pursuant to the IRS Reform Act, Congressman Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS strategic plans and fiscal year 2004 budget.

May 8, 2002
Pursuant to the IRS Reform Act, Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS strategic plans and fiscal year 2003 budget.

March 12, 2002
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus announces the organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Taxation.

April 25, 2001
Pursuant to the IRS Reform Act, Congressman Bill Thomas, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS strategic plans and fiscal year 2002 budget.

April 3, 2001
House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas announces the organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Taxation.

April 19, 2000
Joint review of Internal Revenue Service announcement of witness list and time change.

April 11, 2000
Pursuant to the IRS Reform Act, Senator William V. Roth, Jr., Chairman, Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS stategic plans and fiscal year 2001 budget.

March 16, 2000
The Joint Committee on Taxation today issued its Report of Investigations Relating to Internal Revenue Service Handling of Tax-Exempt Organization Matters.

January 28, 2000
The Joint Committee on Taxation today submitted to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance its three volume study on the disclosure provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, including provisions relating to tax-exempt organizations.

October 7, 1999
The Joint Committee on Taxation released today the official record of the first joint Congressional review of the Internal Revenue Service.

August 17, 1999
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation invites comments with respect to issues relevant to the confidentiality of tax returns and return information. The Committee also invites comments on disclosure of information with respect to tax-exempt organizations described in Code section 501.

July 22, 1999
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation today submitted its penalty and interest study to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. Attached is the Executive Summary of the JCT staff's study.

May 19, 1999
Pursuant to the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, Congressman Bill Archer, Chairman, Joint Committee on Taxation, has scheduled a joint review of the IRS strategic plans and fiscal year 2000 budget.

December 21, 1998
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation invites public written comments relating to present-law Federal tax penalty and interest provisions.

January 30, 1998
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation today published a pamphlet entitled "Tax Amnesty."

December 18, 1997
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation today published a "General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1997," also referred to as the "1997 Bluebook."

November 20, 1997
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation today published a pamphlet entitled "Joint Committee on Taxation Tax Modeling Project and 1997 Tax Symposium Papers."

April 18, 1997
Joint Statement Providing Clarification of Recently Introduced Section 355 Legislation (H.R. 1365 and S. 612)

February 10, 1997
Staff Changes in the Joint Committee's Refund Office