By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line
House Speaker Jeff Hoover will address Kentucky’s business community about the state’s tax code at the Kentucky Chamber’s inaugural Tax Summit on Thursday in Lexington.
The Chamber’s Tax Summit will provide thoughtful discussion on improving Kentucky’s competitiveness through tax reform and allow business leaders, advocates, and citizens an opportunity to hear from and interact with local, state, and federal policy makers.
As discussions continue around a special session expected in the coming months and Gov. Bevin highlighting the need for tax reform, the governor will give remarks on what the state’s tax code needs in order to make the commonwealth competitive.
The Tax Summit will also feature discussions on federal tax reform as Congress is expected to begin work on reforms this fall. In addition to discussion on state and federal taxes, the summit will include panel discussions on local tax implications and infrastructure investment.
The Chamber is partnering with national experts including the Tax Foundation, Council on State Taxation, Council on State Chambers and others to provide assessments on Kentucky’s current tax code and examples for improving Kentucky’s competitiveness while also meeting the need for investment.
The Tax Summit is set for Thursday, September 14 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington beginning at 8:30 am and concluding at 4:30 pm.
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