Nearly three-quarters of tax, finance and business professionals are not confident that comprehensive tax reform will be passed in Congress in 2017, according to a recent Deloitte poll, while nearly half are doubtful about tax reform’s prospects.

When asked how confident they are that a comprehensive tax reform bill will be enacted this year, 49.1 percent said they are doubtful, while 24.6 percent said they are not at all confident. Republican leaders in Congress and the Trump administration, as well as Senate Democrats, released some of their broad tax reform principles late last month, but the details are still under discussion (see Republican leaders release tax reform update and Senate Democrats lay out bipartisan tax reform principles).

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