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Jason Furman to Deliver Keynote Speech at February 2014 Tax Council Policy Institute's Tax Symposium

Deloitte Tax LLP to Manage the Symposium

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, will deliver a keynote speech at its 15th Annual Tax Policy and Practice Symposium, to be held Feb. 19-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC.  This year's program will be managed by Deloitte Tax LLP, which offers a broad range of fully integrated tax services.  The symposium will feature a full slate of speakers and panel discussions featuring eminent tax authorities in government, private sector and academia. 

"Jason Furman is one of the most well versed leaders in global economic policy and a key voice in the debate about tax reform in the United States today," said Lynda K. Walker, Esq., executive director and general counsel of TCPI. "We are honored to announce him as a keynote speaker for the 15th Symposium and look forward to his insights about U.S. tax policy and the role and impact of taxes in today's global economy."

In addition to his position on the Council of Economic Advisors, Furman has served as assistant to the president for economic policy and principal deputy director of the National Economic Council under President Obama as well as special assistant to the president for economic policy at the National Economic Council under President Clinton. He has also served as senior fellow in economic studies and director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and senior adviser to the chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank.

Furman, who earned his doctorate in economics and a master's degree in government from Harvard University and a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics, has also served as visiting scholar at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a visiting lecturer at Yale and Columbia universities, and a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has conducted research in a wide range of areas, including fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, social security, and monetary policy. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, Furman is the editor of several books on economic policy, including "Path to Prosperity" and "Who Has the Cure."

TCPI's 15th Annual Symposium, "Why Taxes Matter: The Impact of Tax Policy on Strategic Business Decisions," will bring together leading professionals and policymakers to discuss the critical link between tax policy and business decision-making.  Topics will include the role of taxation in the deployment of financial capital, balancing base broadening, cross border taxation, international tax policy, and policy implications of tax reform.   

Registration for the event is now open.  For more details about TCPI's 15th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium and to register for the event, please contact TCPI at +1 202 822 8062 or visit TCPI's website at www.tcpi.org.

About Deloitte's Washington National Tax Practice
The Washington National Tax practice provides the deep technical subject-matter knowledge that is integral to Deloitte Tax's ability to deliver world-class tax consulting services. Recognizing that our clients execute complex transactions every day, the Washington National Tax practice has established specialized teams to provide the knowledge and experience to address a wide range of tax issues.

The specialized teams of the Washington National Tax practice work closely with our clients and Deloitte local office professionals to analyze complicated issues and help manage risk in today's increasingly sophisticated business world. The Washington National Tax office also works in conjunction with the other Deloitte member firms making the resources of our worldwide network available to assist clients in addressing their business objectives.

About The Tax Council Policy Institute
The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), which was created in 1997, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and non-partisan public research and educational organization. TCPI was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant federal tax policies that impact businesses and the national economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. TCPI is affiliated with The Tax Council, an association established in 1966 for senior level tax professionals who work together to promote sound federal tax policies and a better understanding of our federal tax system.

SOURCE Tax Council Policy Institute

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