Revisiting Corporate Inversions: What These Transactions Tell Us About Profit-Shifting and U.S. International Tax Reform

Featuring Guest Speaker Professor Bret Wells

During the past year, a significant number of U.S. companies have used their aquisition of smaller foreign companies as a means to change the residency of the U.S.-based parent company. This exodus of U.S. multinational parent companies is occurring to reduce the federal taxes that these multinational corporations must pay in the United States, and thus a debate has commenced about what should be done to address this phenomenon. This presentation will discuss the current policy responses and why these proposed responses are insufficient to adress the underlying problem.

Professor Wells is an expert on taxation and teaches courses on federal income taxation, corporate taxation, international taxation, and oil and gas. He has published numerous articles and testified in front of various Congressional committees and the IRS on tax related issues. In addition to speaking at countless public forums, Professor Wells also has appeared in Bloomberg, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, among others.


November 20, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hendricks Heritage Room
University of Houston Law Center
Business Casual Attire
Light Refreshments Will Be Served
Please RSVP by November 13

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