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July 16, 2014

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations announced a hearing titled "Abuse of Structured Financial Products: Misusing Basket Options to Avoid Taxes and Leverage Limits." The hearing will examine a set of transactions that utilize financial engineering and structured financial products to effect attempts to avoid paying U.S. taxes on short-term capital gains. Witnesses will include representatives of major financial institutions, as well as from a nonprofit institution and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. A witness list will be

December 10, 2013

The Senate held a hearing to consider the President's nomination of John Koskinen for IRS Commissioner. Chair Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch both expressed support of the nomination. See: Video of the Hearing.See also: Statement from Chair Baucus; Statement from Hatch; Witness Testimony of Koskinen.