The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony from Roby B. Sawyers, a professor in the College of Management at North Carolina State University and a member of the American Institute of CPAs' Tax Executive Committee, about the institute's recommendations for estate tax reform.

"In order to provide certainty to taxpayers, the AICPA encourages Congress to make permanent changes to the estate tax prior to its scheduled repeal in 2010," said Sawyers (pictured), who chaired the AICPA's Transfer Tax Reform Task Force.

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