If the tax reform proposal unveiled earlier this week by Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp is really “dead on arrival,” as some have suggested, why has virtually every organization with a stake in the tax process made an effort to comment on it? After all, it’s just a discussion draft.

Well, for one thing, it sets up signposts for whatever efforts are made later. “The details are likely to serve as a template for future proposals,” said Don Williamson, CPA, Esq., executive director of the Kogod Tax Center at American University.

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